5 get prison in West Des Moines credit card scam
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department
posted Jan 16 2014 9:40AM
~ WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Five men have been given prison time for a credit card scam involving customers at a West Des Moines restaurant, and a suspect remains at large.
Police say Wednesday that two men, Qiang Chen and Binan Jiang, worked at Eastern Buffet for several months in 2012. They were accused of taking customers' credit card information and eventually spending more than $100,000.
Authorities say the men were assisted by four others: Yunhua Chen; Detai Weng; Rui Guo; and Wenhao Gu. All the men are of Chinese descent and came to Iowa from California.
Police are still looking for Binan.
Qiang, Yunhua and Rui were sentenced to 10 years in prison for unauthorized use of a credit card. Wenhao and Detai were sentenced to five years for identity theft.