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In Vietnam, husband stages fake robbery to sell over $6,500 in jewelry without wife's knowledge

Wednesday, April 07, 2021, 13:11 GMT+7

A Vietnamese man from the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang has been fined by local police for setting up a robbery scene to cover the sale of over US$6,500 worth of jewelry from his wife.

Tran Van Loi in Hau Giang’s Chau Thanh District reported to police officers at around 1:30 pm on March 7 that he had been robbed at knifepoint by two strange men, losing one necklace and one bracelet, valued at VND150 million (US$6,530) in total, that he had been wearing.

Chau Thanh District's police officers came to the location that Loi claimed to be where the incident had taken place to examine, but they later determined that he had made a false report.

At the police station, Loi admitted that as he needed VND80 million ($3,480) for personal expenses, he faked the robbery so as to sell the aforementioned jewelry without telling his wife the truth.

Loi had hidden the jewelry away, covering his mouth with duct tape and pretending to pass out on the ground before someone noticed him about ten minutes later.

As Loi’s family came to the place of the incident, with many onlookers around, they completely believed he had just been robbed and attacked.

Police in Chau Thanh District on Tuesday decided to fine Loi VND750,000 ($32) for making a false report to authorities, affecting their operations and causing public disorder.

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