Four people charged in connection with Cambodian fraud

TAIPEI, Nov. 12 (CNA) Prosecutors in Pingtung said on Saturday they had indicted four people for forcing individuals to work for a Cambodia-based telecom fraud business.

Three women with the surnames Chen, Lai and Chou and a man named Lin were indicted Thursday on charges related to organized crime, prosecutors said. Leave Taiwan for financial gain and forge documents.

The suspect lured Taiwanese to Cambodia using fake job advertisements promising a base salary of NT$40,000 (US$1,285), prosecutors said.

The three female suspects in the group each served different roles, from recruiting new employees to human resources, prosecutors added.

Meanwhile, Lin was responsible for preparing all necessary arrangements in Taiwan before the new recruits left for Cambodia, including providing a forged COVID-19 vaccine certificate, which is mandatory for overseas travel, prosecutors said. said the official.

Prosecutors said they identified 10 people who were tricked by the suspect into going to Cambodia.

After receiving approval from the Pingtung District Court, the four suspects are being held in custody pending further investigation, prosecutors said.

Separately on Saturday, Taichung Municipal Police said authorities had arrested 36 people following a citywide crackdown on human trafficking. Four people charged in connection with Cambodian fraud

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