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Sat Jul 1, 2017, 09:40 AM

Samoa lawyer puts foot down on 'complicated fraud'

Samoa is sending a strong warning to international criminals that they will be caught, prosecuted and punished.

The message comes from the Office of the Attorney General with the conviction of two Chinese tourists who skimmed $70,000 from local A.T.M machines.

In her submission at the hearing, lawyer for the Attorney General’s Office, Lupematasila Iliganoa Atoa, said Samoa would not tolerate criminals who come here “taking advantage of the vulnerability of our small country.”

The Chinese had used A.T.M skimming devices and counterfeit cards to steal more than $70,000 from the Bank of South Pacific.

Read more: http://www.samoanews.com/regional/samoa-lawyer-puts-foot-down-%E2%80%98complicated-fraud%E2%80%99

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