A doctor at the Muong Te District health center in the northern Lai Chau Province has been arrested for allegedly stealing VND260 million (US$12,500) by breaking open a safe at the center.
The safe from which Khanh allegedly stole $12,500 Photo: VnExpress
Upon receiving a complaint from the center, the police’s suspicion turned towards Tong Van Khanh, 36.
After they interrogated him a few times, Khanh pleaded guilty to stealing the money.
He also told the police he was a drug addict and had financial problems.
On May 15, while getting his salary from the cashier office, Khanh saw a lot of money in the safe and hatched a plot to steal it.
At 11 pm that day he managed to break into the center, and used a crowbar to pry open the door of the cashier room. He then used the crowbar to prize open the safe and take away the money.
The police said they would file charges against him soon.