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Ex-clerk arrested for fraud

Phnom Penh police officers stormed into a nightclub over the weekend to arrest a former court clerk who is accused of pocketing thousands of dollars in fees related to civil party legal proceedings.

Kroch Borath, who police say is in his early 30s, was sent to court yesterday on charges of forging public documents and fraud.

The charges stem back to 2011, when authorities believe most of the alleged misdeeds occurred.

Police have had a warrant out for his arrest since July, but Borath was rumoured to have fled the country.

He didn’t spend long abroad, apparently, and was partying at a Chamkarmon district dance club when police made the arrest on Sunday night, according to deputy police chief Choun Narin.

Narin said the former clerk had amassed more than $10,000 in fees related to divorce and mediation cases in 2011. An arrest warrant was then issued after Borath did not show up to court for questioning.

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