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Siem Reap woman arrested for fraud

Siem Reap woman arrested for fraud

Siem Reap provincial Military Police arrested a woman on Friday for issuing a fake cheque worth more than $3 million.

Siem Reap provincial Military Police crime office head Uy Chhoy told The Post on Sunday that he followed the arrest order from Siem Reap provincial court and arrested the suspect identified as Ly Um Eng on Friday in commune 7, Siem Reap city, Siem Reap province.

“She was arrested in accordance with an order issued by Siem Reap provincial court regarding a land issue in Siem Reap province,” he said, adding that he was unaware of further details of her alleged crime.

According to the provincial court order dated October 17, Nguon Nara, the head of the Siem Reap provincial court, was the investigative judge who reviewed the case.

The court accused Ly Um Eng, 46, of failing to fulfil her obligations in an agreement in Siem Reap city on May 25.

After investigating the case, the Siem Reap provincial police inspected the suspect’s house, but she had already absconded.

The suspect was charged with grabbing land from nine families in Siem Reap province and issuing a fake cheque worth more than $3 million.

After being arrested, she was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court the same day but Ly Sophana, the court’s spokesman, said he was unaware of the case as it was the weekend.

“I am not aware of this issue and today is Sunday which is a holiday for government staff. I cannot tell you because this is an individual case. It does not involve national security and does not demand immediate information,” Sophana said.