Prosecutors in Kien Giang Province have charged two police officers involved in bookkeeping with embezzlement after investigation found they doctored salary records to steal money.
A source said the two had abused their positions to commit the crime – Pham Van Manh as the chief accountant of the province’s police department and Trinh Thi Ngoc Nhung as its cashier.
They had stolen more than VND13 billion (US$608,900) from 2009 until they were busted in 2013, local media quoted investigation findings as saying.
They were accused of inflating the total salary payment of the department in financial records to pocket the difference.
They then used the money to buy land and other personal properties.
The prosecutors also charged the head and deputy head of the department’s treasury with dereliction of duty for letting the crime happen.