On August 16, 2010, Shanghai Putuo District People’s Court announced that Falun Gong practitioner Wang Qiuying, who committed the crime of credit card fraud, was sentenced to a term 5 years imprisonment and fined 50,000 yuan.
Wang Qiuying, female, born on October 12, 1946, Han nationality, junior middle school education, is a retired worker. Wang began to practice Falun Gong in 1998, and soon became a backbone as well as the assistants of the Falun Gong practicing spot. From 2001 to 2007, she had been to Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Shandong, Tianjin and Guangxi provinces and autonomous regions, for spreading Falun Gong. During this period, she cheated Xia Bei, Zheng Kang, Zhang Jian and other fellows of 240,000 yuan in the name of collecting funds to support the Falun Gong media outside.
In addition, from 2006 to 2008, Wang applied for credit cards from Ping An Bank, China Merchants Bank, Bank of Communications, Guangdong Development Bank respectively, then overdrafted and withdrew cash. Till August 2010, she didn’t return a total principal amount of 120,000 yuan.
On June 6, 2010, Wang Qiuying was detained by Shanghai Public Security Bureau Putuo Branch because of guilty of credit card fraud; the same year on June 28, Shanghai Putuo District People’s Procuratorate approved the arrest.
Shanghai Putuo District People’s Court held that the defendant Wang Qiuying, for the purpose of illegal possession, violated credit regulations, exceeded the overdraft limit, and still didn’t return the huge arrearage even after collection by the issuing bank, which constituted credit card fraud crime. In accordance with “Criminal Law of the PRC” Article 196 and Article 64 and “Interpretations of The Supreme Court and The Supreme Procuratorate on Some Issues Concerning the Specific Application of the Law Governing Criminal Cases for Prejudice to the Credit Card Management” Article 6, the defendant Wang Qiuying committed the crime of credit card fraud, was sentenced five years imprisonment and fined 50,000 yuan.
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