Porcine Fraudster Gets 2 Years in Jail

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A 34-year-old pig farm owner was sentenced by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday to two years in jail for writing five bad checks, totaling almost $140,000.
 
Seng Sathya was found guilty of “issuing checks without funds” and in addition to the prison sentence, was ordered to repay the amount owed to Mony Bandith and Yos Aun, his former business partners, said judge Mong Monysorphea as he read out the verdict.
 
Mr. Sathya was arrested by Interior Ministry penal police officers in July 2015 following a complaint by the two plaintiffs that he had failed to repay money he owed them, and had tried to do so by writing bad checks.
 
According to their complaint, Mr. Sathya borrowed $139,200 from the two men in 2013, in order to develop his pig farm and wood carving business, on the condition that he pay them back, plus an unspecified amount of interest, within one year.
 
However, the complaint said that five checks written by Mr. Sathya and given to the plaintiffs in payment had all bounced when they tried to deposit them at the bank. After contacting Mr. Sathya, he had requested extra time to repay them, but after six months they filed a complaint with police on the grounds of breach of contract.

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