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Online fraudsters caught in police net

TWO people who embezzled nearly 50,000 yuan (US$7,313) from an Internet cafe with the help of a software program were sentenced yesterday.

Gui Cunhui, 21, an Anhui Province native and a cashier of the cafe, was sentenced to 18 months in prison with probation of 18 months and Song Haiqiang, 26, a Shanxi Province native who controlled the Internet cafe's charge system remotely, was sentenced to two years with probation of two years by the Pudong New Area People's Court.

Gui had resigned from her job in April 2007 after quarreling with her boss and met Song online. They played games and chatted often.

When Song learned Gui was eager to find a job, he suggested she apply for a job as cashier in an Internet cafe. He told Gui he could download a software to get money from the cafe.

He explained that the software targeted the charge system of Internet cafes. He could log on the charge system and delete part of the turnover data. In this way, Internet cafe bosses wouldn't know that there was cash missing.

Gui agreed with his suggestion though she had never met Song face to face and didn't know his real name. She later took a job as a cashier of an Internet cafe in Pudong New Area.

After Song had altered the turnover data, she would take the corresponding amount and divide the money with Song, the court heard.

From May to November 2008, the two stole 47,250 yuan from the Internet cafe in this way.

But police who supervised Internet cafe operations discovered the deletions in November 2008. Suspicion fell on Gui and she then told them about Song.

The two met in person for the first time in court. They were given lenient sentences because they pleaded guilty and had returned all the money.


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