The Hanoi People’s Court Tuesday sent two Chinese men to jail for stealing US$27,000 using fake bank cards.
Liu Dong Jin, 35, got nine years and Lin Feng Hui, 32, two for “using computer networks, telecommunications networks, Internet or digital devices to misappropriate property.”
They bought foreign card numbers from an unidentified person and made fake cards to use in Vietnam.
On June 8, 2015, Liu entered Vietnam and managed to withdraw nearly VND100 million (US$4,500).
Lin came two days later and the duo continued to withdraw more money, totally worth around VND600 million ($27,000), before they were arrested on June 11.
The duo admitted to their crime, claiming they intended to invest the stolen money in a Chinese-owned company in Vietnam.