Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Employee accused of embezzling $100,000

Employee accused of embezzling $100,000

Employee accused of embezzling $100,000

An employee of the So Ngoun transportation company is being questioned over the alleged embezzlement of more than $100,000 from the firm.

Police arrested Pen Sokunthea and her boyfriend, Roy Rom, on July 30 after the company filed a complaint alleging the duo had faked the signature of the firm’s deputy director general to steal the funds.

After being questioned at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, Rom was deemed uninvolved and released, company lawyer Touch Thirith said yesterday evening.

But Sokunthea, a sales officer for So Ngoun, remains detained for alleged breach of trust and faking documents and a signature.

“Deputy prosecutor Hing Bunthoeun questioned the suspects, and the case is now with the investigating judge for further questioning,” Thirith said.

The company uncovered the embezzlement in the middle of last month and filed a complaint to the Ministry of Interior on July 29.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all