Aug 21, 2013 12:03 PM

Inner Mongolia: Where Bankers Sold Bunk


(Hohhot) – Underlying the trial of a woman authorities say drained bank accounts and kidnapped a banker's wife are vexing questions about account security and teller supervision at China's state-run bank branches in Inner Mongolia.

Hundreds of millions of yuan were stolen from customer accounts at the Bank of China's (BOC) branch and the Agricultural Bank of China's (ABC) branch in the city of Bayan Nur between 2007 and 2011, say prosecutors who have charged Tu Ya and 23 alleged accomplices. These include Tu's husband Jin Junping, a boyfriend named Li Shengrong and 11 former BOC employees.

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