Port executive detained, accused of embezzling nearly $400k

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Police in Quang Ninh Province read a decision for arresting Dinh Ngoc Uyen, former deputy head of Quang Ninh Port company, for misusing nearly US$400,000. Photo credit: Quang Ninh Police Police in Quang Ninh Province read a decision for arresting Dinh Ngoc Uyen, former deputy head of Quang Ninh Port company, for misusing nearly US$400,000. Photo credit: Quang Ninh Police
Three people, including a former deputy director of the management company of Quang Ninh Port, a major port in northeastern Vietnam, have been detained for allegedly forging documents to steal more than VND8.3 billion (US$395,000) from the firm.
Dinh Ngoc Uyen, 61, were arrested on June 6 and would be held in custody for four months for investigation into embezzlement charge.
Dong Thi Be, chief accountant, and Bui Thi Tham, cashier of Quang Ninh Port Company, were arrested in late May for the same charge.
Local investigators said the trio had falsified documents related to workers' salary between late 2011 and late 2012. Uyen had ordered Be and Tham to forge workers' signatures to appropriate more than VND8.3 billion.
Tham was assigned to keep the money and spend it under Uyen and Be’s instructions.
The three had returned most of the embezzled money to the police.

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