A large of fake seals and diplomas of schools detected

July, 11 2020
MPS - The Department of Cyber-security and Hi-tech Crimes under the Ministry of Public Security, in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City’s Internal Political Security Office and Go Vap District Police Station, on July 10 eliminated a criminal ring counterfeiting thousands of seals and documents of agencies or organizations.

On June 19, Le Tuan Anh (born in 1990 in Quang Ngai province) was stopped and checked by the police on Quang Trung Street (Go Vap district). At the scene, the police seized a bag containing two suspicious high school diplomas and one university degree. The police also seized additional 14 sets of school transcripts and diplomas of many universities and colleges in the trunk of Tuan Anh's motorbike.

Chau Quoc Viet and the seized exhibits.

On the same day, the police force stopped Chau Quoc Viet (born in 1990 in Tra Vinh province) and found two set of university diplomas and academic transcripts.

At the police station, the two suspects admitted that the above documents and diplomas are fake. Tuan Anh said that he was hired by a man named Quang in Go Vap district to deliver the papers to another person.

Ho Ngoc Quang, Le Tuan Anh, and the seized exhibits.

The police then expanded the investigation into the case and searched Ho Ngoc Quang's whereabouts at No. 80, Street 6 (Ward 15, Go Vap district). At the place, they seized 1,518 fake seals of various high schools, colleges, universities, ministries and other agencies nationwide, 127 fake diplomas, 127 color stamps, seven mobile phones, three computers, two printers, one seal making machine, one plastic laminator, numerous diploma templates and many other exhibits.

The fake diplomas seized by the police.

Quang admitted that, since 2017, he has produced over 1,500 sets of fake diplomas and certificates of many educational institutions nationwide. He sold those fake papers to dealers for VND 500,000 to 1.5 million each. Each of those fake items was then sold to people in need for VND 2 million to 6.

At the moment, the police force continues investing the case and collecting evidence to strictly handle the criminals in line with the laws.

by Mai Hoa
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