Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged a woman for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 from four victims via money transfer services in the city.
Court prosecutor Keo Sothea identified the accused as Kheang Sreyna, 36, from Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district.
He added that the accused was charged with theft after she was arrested on August 26.
Major Theng Buntha, a police officer working with the Interior Ministry’s Anti-Cyber Crimes Department, said that in July and August, Ms Sreyna stole a total of $20,900 by intercepting transfers at three Wing shops and one True Money outlet.
Maj Buntha said that the victims subsequently filed complaints against her to the Anti-Cyber Crimes Department.
He noted that police inspected the shops’ CCTV footages where the suspect withdrew the money and was able to identify her.
Maj Buntha said that at about 11am on August 26, the accused entered another Wing shop in Chamkar Mon district’s Olympic commune.
“She was arrested on Monday by Anti-Cyber Crimes police while she was attempting to steal more money from another victim at a Wing transfer shop in Chamkar Mon district,” he said. “She was arrested in accordance with a court warrant for her arrest.”
He added that after the arrest, she was detained at the Interior Ministry’s Anti-Cyber Crimes Department for questioning before she was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday.
Maj Buntha said she is currently in pre-trial detention.
Lieutenant General Chea Pov, head of the Anti-Cyber Crimes Department, could not be reached for comment yesterday.