A Ho Chi Minh City court sentenced a Malaysian man to seven years in prison, on Thursday, for credit card fraud.
According to the indictment, Chiang Kim Wai, 46, entered Vietnam in July 2011.
When he arrived, he made contact with a man named Chye who had covered Wai's travel and accommodation fees in exchange for his services.
Chye and his accomplices in HCMC gave Wai 19 sets of forged credit cards and passports. In the two days following his arrival, Wai used the cards to withdraw more than US$2,000 and VND84.5 million ($4,000) from banks, prosecutors said.
On July 18, 2011, Wai stopped at a VietinBank transaction office on Bui Vien Street and attempted to withdraw $5,000 using the name Chan Kim Yu. Before he could complete his transaction, police stormed in and arrested him.
No further details on Chye or his accomplices were released.