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Man cheats friend out of HK$7.5 million: police

2019-12-03 07:19     Comment:0

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a mainlander on Sunday for cheating a friend out of HK$6.5 million in cash and casino chips worth HK$1 million, PJ spokesman Ho Chan Nam said during a regular press conference yesterday.

The 54-year-old suspect surnamed Lin told the police that he is a businessman, according to Ho. The male victim is a local casino VIP room manager. Both Lin and the victim have been friends for many years, the spokesman added. The personal information of the victim and Lin’s accomplice was not released by the police as the case is still ongoing, Ho said.

On July 6, when a jewellery shop staff member called the victim and told him that the keys to two shops’ jewellery cabinets had been stolen and the cash and casino chips, belonging to the victim, that were locked in cabinets in both of the shops had gone missing, Ho said. The case was reported by the victim to a local police station.


Two Judiciary Police (PJ) officers escort the hooded theft suspect from the PJ headquarters to a vehicle yesterday. Photo: Iong Tat Choi

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