The Nationl, Monday 10th September, 2012
A CHINESE woman based in Kokopo, East New Britain, has been arrested and charged with possessing suspected stolen property.Susan Xue Qingua, 26 from Fujian, a province in southeastern China, was arrested by police last Thursday, provincial police Commander Chief Supt Sylvester Kalaut confirmed.
Kalaut said her arrest related to an incident that happened on July 26 this year.
It was reported by Teikom PNG fraud manager Martin Kepa that on July 26 and 27 the company sent eight boxes containing K250,000 worth of Rait prepaid cards to its Kokopo branch through Air Niugini.
It was reported that a Telikom officer in Kokopo collected only seven boxes when they reached Kokopo.
When the company discovered that a box was missing, it de-activated the missing cards.
It is understood that some of those Rait prepaid cards were recovered last week at a Chinese shop, Echo Supermarket, in Kokopo where Qingua was the acting manageress at the time.
Reports of customers returning cards to the supermarket after discovering they were invalid led to police searching the supermarket.Police recovered four K50 Rait prepaid cards belonging to the missing box when they searched the supermarket last Thursday.
Qingua was taken for questioning at the Kokopo police station.
She told police that she bought the cards from someone else.