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Footwear factory workers charged over $15,000 theft

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The group of workers charged with theft. Supplied

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday charged six footwear factory workers with stealing $15,000 worth of rubber resin used for making the soles of shoes at the factory in Por Senchey district.

Interior Ministry police officer Sok Sokha said yesterday the six were arrested on Saturday following a complaint by the Sinci Ekinhong Shoes factory.

According to the complaint, the six have been employed at the factory since 2014. They allegedly stole 144 packs of resin worth about $15,000 last month.

“The owner of factory accused them after the company lost a lot of sacks of  resin,” said Mr Sokha.

“They were arrested based on the complaint of the company’s representative and based on photographic evidence of them from the factory’s CCTV cameras.”

Mr Sokha identified the suspects as Pon Ravy, 29, Pon Channa, 23, Chea Sam-Oun, 24, Eam Piseth, 24, Ham Sam-oun, 22, and Heng Sophea, 38.

He added that they face up to two years in prison if convicted.

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