Connect With Us



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.
Filed Under :
01/16/2014 9:42AM
5 get prison in West Des Moines credit card scam
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
On Air Now
Ken Fields Show
Ken Fields Show
Kix Listener Club
Recent Posts
No. 3 Hawkeyes go to 12-0 With A 28-20 Victory Over Nebraska
Waterloo Store Robbery
Target Store Fire
Salvation Army Delivers Holiday Meals
Cruz in Newton and Tama
Tag Cloud
No Tags Found !