A detective was arrested in Phnom Penh on Monday for allegedly defrauding a woman the week before. The woman bumped into the suspect at a fortuneteller’s house, seeing information on her missing sister.
The suspect told the woman he could track down her sister with the help of anti-trafficking police – for a fee of $300. The woman scraped the money together and handed it over.
The detective called on Monday to say he’d made no progress. So the woman made an appointment to meet the man, telling him they were going for a chat and a bite to eat.
But rather than a restaurant, it was a police station the woman took the fraudulent fixer to.