Hanoi investigators have proposed that city prosecutors office ratify criminal charges against three foreigners for using fake credit cards.
Malaysians Soon Kok Loon and Saw Wei Loon and Chinese Yan Qian are facing charges of "swindling property." The crime of organized swindling is punishable by 2-7 years in prison under the Penal Code.
Investigators said the trio came to an electronics shop in Hai Ba Trung District's Nguyen Du Street on February 7 and bought iPhone and laptops worth VND35 million (US$1,676) with credit cards.
A shop employee suspected that they were using fake cards and called the police, who arrived soon and arrested the three foreigners.
Police found they had 13 credit cards, three iPads and 6 iPhones.
The men confessed they had used the fake cards to buy electronics items at three other shops and that they were directed by a man identified only as Steven from Malaysia.