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.”