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Woman charged with breach of trust

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Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a woman who allegedly stole $20,000 from a company where she worked.

According to court documents, the accused was identified as Suong Sokhom, 31, former chief of account at a company identified as LOLC and living in Cham Chao I commune in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district.

The accused was charged with breach of trust under Articles 391 and 392 of the Criminal Code. She faces between two to five years in jail if convicted and is currently in pre-trial detention.

Captain Theng Kimlong, deputy chief of Cham Chao commune police post, said Ms Sokhom started working at the company in 2017. The company is located in Meanchey district’s Boeng Tumpon commune in Phnom Penh.

Cap Kimlong noted that Ms Sokhom supervised the company’s finances and in July, the company owner found $20,000 was missing.

Cap Kimlong said the company owner found out about the stolen money in July, when Ms Sokhom did not submit a monthly report.

He noted that the company owner then inspected the finances overseen by Ms Sokhom, checking the receipts of expenses and income from clients.

“After inspecting the receipts, the company found that $20,000 was missing,” he said. “To claim back the company’s loses, a representative of the company took her to police on Friday, when she confessed to committing the offence and said that she will pay back the company.”

“The representative filed a complaint against her at the commune police post, demanding that she pay damages and be punished in accordance with the law,” Cap Kimlong added.

Cap Kimlong noted that Sin Sophy, general director of administration at LOLC, filed the complaint on behalf of the company.

Ms Sokhom could not be contacted for comment yesterday.

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