Chinese fraudsters to be sentenced today
Three Chinese men who pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering, breaches of the Cyber Crime Act and being in possession of computer devices will be sentenced in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.
The men, Zhong Janping, Zhong Fulin and Guo Shanghai, who entered the plea last Friday, were accosted at a shopping mall on July 13 and were found with money, banking cards and skimming devices.
Martin said further investigation led the police to a house in St. Andrew where several electronic devices including laptops, skimming devices, four hundred bank cards and different currencies were found including J$5.5 million and US$5,600.
The men reportedly used the skimming devices to steal credit and debit card information and then produced fake banking cards which they were then use to withdraw money from accounts using automated banking machines (ABMs).
The government is to seek to forfeit the illicit gains of three Chinese men who operated a fraud scam.