In Korea Two ‘Fake US Generals’, A Liberian And A Cameroonian Arrested, Charged With Swindling

{By Lee Jin-a}

HANDCUFFTwo Africans who pretended to be U.S. military generals have been booked for swindling, police said Friday.

According to Daegu Dongbu Police Station, a Cameroonian and a Liberian, pretending to be U.S. military generals, swindled more than 90 million won ($81,600) from a Korean woman surnamed Kim, whom they met online.

They told Kim they were U.S. military generals serving in Syria and would settle in Korea after they were discharged.

The men said that if she helped them to send their medals and gold bars to Korea, they would pay a large amount of compensation when they arrived.

“Both of them, however, have lived in Seoul since they entered the country seeking political asylum and requesting refugee status,” a police official said.

“They were caught after asking the woman to send more money. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: The Korea Times

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.