Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Runaway bride: Jilted, bilked Chinese man wants justice

Runaway bride: Jilted, bilked Chinese man wants justice

Runaway bride: Jilted, bilked Chinese man wants justice

Military police in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town are on the search for a casino worker who is on the run after allegedly cheating a Chinese man out of US$8,000 this past weekend.

Poipet town military police chief Men Sarum said the suspect in question, 24-year-old Hai Chantrea, was also the recent fiancee of the Chinese tourist, 48-year-old Zhonog Cheng.

The police chief said Zhong Cheng initially gave his fiancé $2,500 when they got engaged.

He allegedly gave her the additional $5,500 over the weekend on the stipulation that she would accompany him on a vacation to Sihanoukville.

However, after Hai Chantrea received the money, she fled with her boyfriend, a Cambodian national.

“The Chinese man filed a complaint to us and demanded that the woman pay all of the money back to him,” the police chief said.

“We have launched an investigation and are trying to find her, but she might have escaped to another province.”

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