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grandpa and grandchild startled by loan sharks stuffing Keyhole to collect debt
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Grandfather going to hospital for tests.
In Chai Wan, a pair of 70-years-old couple still suffering the pain of loosing their eldest son were involved with loan sharks because of their former daughter-in-law. In these past few months, they were frequently harassed by "loan sharks"; just yesterday, loan sharks stuff glue into key hole, and posted a large number of debt collection posters and female naked photos on the door. The old couples was trapped in home with a 10-years-old grandchild, and they feared if there was a fire they would die inside, so they called the police. Police officers and firefighters had to break gate to rescue them, during which the old lady was sick due to shock and was taken to hospital for checkups. Police classified case as criminal damage case.
The flat being criminally damaged by debt collector located in Yue Shun House 7th floor, and male resident's surname is Chan (70 years old). Chan lives with his wife Shek, the eldest son, and a 10 years old granddaughter but the eldest son died of liver cancer a few months ago, and the remaining 3 people live together.
At 12:50pm, grandparents were ready to leave with grandchild opening the door to which keyholes on wooden door, and metal gate were stuff with glue. 9 posters with words of "Owe debt return $", along with eldest daughter-in-law Lee X Chen ID information were taped on front door, panel windows and walls of corridor, also a number of naked women torn from pornographic magazines were taped on walls.
Because grandfather smelled kerosene, he feared that someone might set on fire, so they panicked and called police; at the same time, a security guard on patrol found the 3 trapped and the corridor full of debt collection posters, so he also assisted to call the police. Police and firefighters rushed to the scene and used pincers to cut the gate lock rescuing 3 people out, during which grandmother was frightened to sickness that she had to be taken by her husband to the hospital.
Grandfather said Lee × Chen used to be his daughter-in-law, but a few years ago she and the eldest son had a divorce, and granddaughter lived with them. Until a few months ago, the eldest son died of liver cancer and unexpectedly when they had not recovered from grieving, they were harassed by loan sharks.
Grandfather added that they had not been in contact with daughter-in-law for several years so they did not know where she was, but this did not stop the loan sharks who frequently knocked on doors and posted posters on door. Regarding yesterday's escalation of nuisance actions, grandfather bluntly said he feared that one day they will be trapped inside the house by lock gates and fire was set on their home leading to loosing their lives, and hoped the police would pay more attention.
Hard working vegetables stall owner dragged under a truck and died
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a vegetable stall owner, via 5 Sai Wan Wholesale Food Market vegetables street, was knocked down and crushed to death by a trash truck, and the police arrived at the scene to investigate.
A hardworking, thrifty vegetables column proprietor in West District Wholesale Food Market picking up discarded foam boxes to sell to earn extra money, crossing lanes at the venue was knocked down by an unsuspected trash truck because the driver did not notice the short vegetebles stall owner. The vegetables stall owner was dragged under the vehicle and ran over, with intestine flowing out of belly dying on spot. He was survived by a Widow and 2 children. Police later charged the trash truck driver with "dangerous driving causing death" and arrested the driver.
Wan Kwong-Pui was the victim, age 49, had 1 older brother 2 elder sisters, inherited his father's business with elder brother operating a vegetables stall in the West District Wholesale Food Market. Wan's older brother said their father passed away in November last year. They had just finished their father's funeral, and unexpectedly he had to prepare for his younger brother's funernal that misfortunes never come singly.
Although Wan Kwong-Pui was short and far from being handsome, but he was a hard working man. He and his Thai wife had a son and a daughter. Aside from personally delivering goods, in the afternoon he would remain in the vegetables stall to administer business, in addition to collecting discarded foam boxes from time to time to sell them in order to earn extra money.
At 1:55pm yesterday, Wan was on the road opposite of the stall picking up discarded foam boxes back to the stall. He then went out to urinate, and when he was returning back to his stall crossing the street, a vehicle belonging to FEHD contractors with 24 tons of garbage drove by. It was suspected that Wan was too short for the truck driver to notice, Wan was knocked down and dragged to the bottom of the vehicle. Upon hearing witnesses shouting, the driver got alarmed and stopped the truck. Wan's belly was open up with intestinal flowing and was in a coma, so driver called the police immediately.
Firefighter rescued the victim out of the truck. Wan's brother who was just resting in vegetables stall ran to the scene after receiving news. He accompanied his unconscious younger brother to hospital for emergency treatment, but until 2:48 Wan was confirmed dead. Police had cordoned off the area to investigate, also called the Government Chemist to the scene to collect evidence, and the preliminary investigation was dangerous driving causing death that they arrested a 51-years-old male driver, also towing the garbage truck that caused the accident. In the evening, the deceased's friends prayed at the accident scene, during which everyone looked sad. The deceased sister-in-law also said that the brother-in-law was the breadwinner of the family. Because of the unfortunate death, his wife and children who depended on him were lost, and finance was also a problem.
woman sentenced to probation for deceiving 110,000 dollars CSSA
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The Social Welfare Department is responsible for qualified persons to apply for CSSA
Two years ago, a greedy woman was deceived by "medicine-gang" taking away all her savings. When police investigated, this woman claiming to be unemployed turned out to have deceived The Social Welfare Department for 110,000 dollars over the past seven years by concealing her hundred thousand dollars savings. Earlier, the woman pleaded guilty to one count of fraud charges at the Kwun Tong Magistracy yesterday and sentenced to jail for four months, but sentence was suspended for one year. The magistrate said fraud is a serious offense, so the general imprisonment shall be imposed, but basing on defendant's health and probation report that the judge decided to suspend punishment to probation.
54-years-old defendant Chan Kok-Hueng allegedly concealed savings from The Social Welfare Departement delibrately between September 10, 2000 to June 9th 2007. She did not disclose her savings amount that had exceeded the upper limit of CSSA recipients in order to receive 116,900 dollars CSSA. The defendant's community service order report indicated that defendant is suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, vision problems, therefore it was not recommended the defendant to accept a community service order.
When sentencing, Deputy Magistrate Wan Siu-ming said that CSSA fraud is a very serious charge, and the court will normally take the imprisonment penalty in order to protect the public funds being properly spent. Since defendant expressed remorse and pleaded guilty, in addition to having poor health and taking care of her aging husband, together with a positive report from Probation Officer, defendant would have sentenced to community service if not for defendant's health condition.
The magistrate said that no that defendant not wanting to accept a community service order, but due to having no control over her health deteoriating. Since it was not suitable for defendant to receive a community service order, the magistrate believed that imprisonment was the only choice, but taking into account of defendant and other extenuating factors, the defendant was sentenced to four months imprisonment, but suspended for one year.
According to the prosecution's case, in the period from 2000 to 2007, defendant Chan Kok-Hueng was unemployed, and needed to take care of her aging husband as excuse applied to the Social Welfare Department for CSSA, but she concealed her savings that had exceeded the 100 thousands dollars income limit of CSSA, instead deceived a total of 116,900 dollars CSSA. To October 2006, the defendant called the police for being deceived by "medicine gang" of her entire life savings of over 100 thousand dollars. But when police investigated, it was revealed that she is a CSSA recipient and police suspected her reported savings amount had exceeded the statutory limit, so police informd the SWD to follow-up.
The defendant subsequently reached an agreement with the Social Welfare Department to repay CSSA money by installments. Since the beginning of each month from July last year, 1000 dollars was deducted from defendant's CSSA payments, and is expected to repaid all money owed to CSSA in 2016.
A Pedophile sodomize over hundred children in 20 years
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A pedophile admitted to indecent assault crime in Wan Chai District Court and was sentenced to 38 months
A Pedophile frequented Internet cafe where youths usually hang out in Sham Shui Po District for over 20 years and lured minor boys by 50 to 370 dollars to fiddle with their penises. Pedophile even admitted that he is well-known in the district to pay money to play minor boy's penis, and the incident was later exposed by a boy's older brother. Pedophile earlier admitted to indecent assault and soliciting for an immoral purpose, such 9 crimes in the District Court. Pedophile's psychiatric and psychological experts wrote in a report that defendent had sodmized over 100 children in two decades, and they assessed that the opportunity of committing the act again would be high. Judge Cheng believed defendant lacked self-examination so she sentenced the defendant to imprisonment for 38 months.
The defendant's name is Chung Chi-man, foreign name is Kenny, now 41 years old, he was once sentenced to 10 months jail in his early years for indecent assaulting minor boys, but he still repeated crime. Sentencing in court yesterday, Judge Cheng said though defendant pleading guilty could prevent victim's embarrassment to appear in court, but the defendant was impervious to warning, and lured children with money to sell their bodies and although they were involuntary, yet the defendant's act had corrupted the children that seriously affected their psychological health thus it is difficult to assess ramification. Therefore, all these clearly pointed out that the case was serious.
Relevant reports showed that defendant had tasted heterosexuality; he was once married, but is now separated from his mainland Chinese wife. The defendant with pedophilia for 20 years, was interest in 9 to 16 years-old boy and likes to fiddle their penises. The defendant began to hang around internet cafe and game centers in recent years, luring children with money to let him sodomize. The report also referred the defendant had become addicted to pedophilia, his thoughts deviated from social norm, lacked of self-restraint, difficult to tolerate boredom and prone to sexual impulses, and would manipulate to satisfy his own desires, such that he is at high risk of repeating the crime again.
The defense said the defendant was born in Hong Kong, and had been separated from Mainland Chinese wife for many years. The defendant engaged in a variety of industry such as transportation or administrative work, but all of jobs lacked stability. Recently, he was also unemployed, relying on CSSA (welfare) to live. The defense pointed out that the defendant needed treatment, and understood that imprisonment was inevitable.
The court heard that the defendant and the four boys ranging from nine-years-old to 13-years-old were Sham Shui Po residents who frequented Internet cafes. In 2007, the defendant asked nine-years-old victim twice to let him fiddle penis above pants. Since the boy lacked allowance, he did not refuse, allowing the defendant to fiddle while playing online game and received a total of 300 dollars. Since the end of last year and the beginning of this year, the defendant brought a 11 years old home three times to fiddle his penis, paying 370 dollars. The other two 12-years-old and 13-years-old victims were abetted by defendant to sell their bodies in last year July to August, but the two boys refused. In August last year, a victim's elder brother suddenly found the victim having money, and the incident was revealed after exploring. And so, the defendant admitted to the police after his arrest, "I have pedophilia, I can't stop to touch boys when I see them."
Housewife forged receipt for a thousand dollars, sentenced to community service
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A housewife forged receipts requesting refunds several times from a chain store
A housewife purchased 50 boxes of fish oil all at once for her son, but her son did not want to take it. Yet, she passed the 14 days of return policy, so she thought of buying additional 17 boxes of fish oil, forged a copy of the receipt to claim refund from the store, and she ended up successfully claiming over 1000 dollars who also returned more than 32 boxes, but she was discovered by the staff when she attempted to repeat this fraud again so police arrested her. Earlier, the housewife pleaded guilty to one count of fraud and two counts of attempted fraud. Yesterday at the Kowloon City Magistrates Court, she was sentenced to 160 hours community service.
Defendant Chu Pui-chen, 41-years-old, living in a private housing estate in Hung Hom with her husband and son, was fine in 2006 for theft. Defense lawyers said in plea yesterday that the report of defendant's background and mitigation letter indicated the defendant had a happy home, is a good mother and wife and a good staff, and the defendant also understood the mistake she made, and was remorseful and pleaded guilty hoping the court could give a lenient sentence .
When passing the sentence, the magistrate pointed out that the defendant committed an extremely serious crime, but taking into account of the circumstances of the case, the defendant's background report and other factors, the magistrate convicted the defendant to one count of fraud and two counts of attempted fraud and sentenced her to a total of 160 hours community service order which will be effective concurrently.
The court heard that in August last year the defendant bought 50 boxes of fish oil in Wanning and Watsons, but her son only had a few boxes. In order to recover money from remaining boxes, the defendant bought 17 boxes of fish oil from Mannings in Hung Hom and retained receipt. Later, using the original receipt from Hung Hom purchase and copies of two receipts, in two days going to Hung Hom and Central Mannings stores for 4 times asking to return 16 boxes of fish oil in total of 400 dollars to the store. In November 23 last year, the defendant tried the same trick in Central Mannings store again, but the staff revealed that the receipt was used twice for refund, so the staff called the police and informed the other branches, to which the defendant had to leave. On 6:00 p.m. the same day, the defendant went to a Mannings store in Hung Hom requesting a refund, and was arrested by the police. Under caution, defendant admitted that she committed the crime because of Manning's refund policy of returning items within 14 days.