Officials in Dong Nai Province on Thursday announced the dismissal of a police sergeant for using illicit copies of his own police identification card in order to borrow motorbikes and money from unsuspecting individuals.
The police unit is considering criminal charges against Sergeant Do Ha Thanh for allegedly using copies of his identification card as collateral in borrowing motorbikes and cash.
Investigators say that Thanh pawned the borrowed motorbikes and pocketed the borrowed cash, leaving his victims with nothing but copies of his identification card.
Thanh stands accused of having misappropriated VND2 billion (US$95,900) in this way.
His alleged victims have not yet been identified.