Two M’sians jailed in Vietnam for credit card fraud

HANOI: Two Malaysians were sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday by a Hanoi court on charges of using fake credit cards, the Vietnam news agency reported.

The news agency said Tan Wei Hong, 26, and Cham Tack Choi, 23, were arrested on December 21, 2007 when they went on a shopping spree at the Louis Vuitton fashion shop in Ngo Quyen street, Hoan Kiem district here.

They bought suitcases and bags costing almost US$6,000 (RM2I,244), As Cham was paying the cashier with three international credit cards bearing his name, a shop staff recognised him as he had previously used counterfeit credit cards to pay for goods in the same shop.

The police were alerted.

Tan later admitted to the police that he had visited Vietnam on three occasions and used fake credit cards to pay for US$17,000 (RM6O,218) worth of goods.

Meanwhile, Cham had made two visits to Vietnam for the same purpose and had used counterfeit cards to rack up more than US$16,200 (RM57,341) in goods.

The Star,

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