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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Photo: Two Nigerian men and a Cambodian woman on trial for money printing scam

Two Nigerian men and a Cambodian woman yesterday went on trial in Phnom Penh Municipal Court for cheating a man out of $8,000 through a fake joint venture to print counterfeit money. 
Judge Chuon Soreasey said the three face between six months and three years in prison if convicted on fraud charges.

The suspects are Onye Caefuna, 30, Pascal Awaski, 39, and Mr Awaski’s girlfriend, Cambodian Chhaen Davy, 35.


The victim Sok Socheath met the two Nigerian suspects on Facebook in June 2016. They won his trust and he eventually agreed to fund a venture to forge US currency.

He was promised a 50 percent cut of the profits from the money-printing business. The suspects allegedly showed him the machine they would use to print the forged bills in a bid to convince him of the plan. 

Mr Socheath was first asked to pay $8,000 to be a shareholder in the business. He transferred the money to the suspects in July, but heard nothing from them afterwards.

In October, the Nigerian men resumed chatting with Mr Socheath on Facebook and told the victim he would need to send them another $10,000 before the printing could get underway.  

The victim then reported the case to police and the Interior Ministry, who set up a sting operation to arrest the suspects. 

The three were caught when they went to meet Mr Socheath at a Wing money transfer shop on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. 

Mr Caefuna and Mr Awaski admitted their guilt in court. They said they committed the crime because they needed money to pay for their rent and living costs in Cambodia, requesting leniency from the court. 

Ms Davy denied the allegations, saying she was only the girlfriend of Mr Awaski and knew nothing about the fraud.  
“I am a victim of accusations,” she told the court, asking the judge to drop charges against her and release her from prison. 

The verdict is due on
June 2.

Source: Khumer Times

4 comments:

dee boi said...

And wherez the canbonian woman's face?... dee

Anonymous said...

It's APC's fault that Biafrauds get passports and VISAs to other countries and upon entering those countries, instead of looking for good and honest ways to improve their lives and be valuable members of that society, they do all they can to destroy those countries.

In the meantime, leader of Biafra is saying they are being MARGINALISED...we can only wonder why....

Vivian Reginalds said...

SHAME ON THEM
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

John-King said...

Nigerians everywhere committing crimes. Bring on Biafra someone!

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