Two Chinese charged  with unlawful possession of ATM cards designed to overcome security

By Staff Reporter
TWO Chinese businessmen of Olympia area in Lusaka  have been charged with theft of over K17,000 and unlawful possession of Automated Transmission Cards designed to overcome security measures for protection of data.
The duo is also charged with immigration related offences.
Li Hong Sheng, 29, and Weng Jin Chang, 36 appeared before Lusaka Chief resident magistrate Lameck Mwale for allocation of the case.
Magistrate Mwale allocated the case to principal resident magistrate Mwaka Mikalile but they could not take plea because they were not present in court.
In the first count, it is alleged that Li and Weng between May 1 and July 10 this year in Lusaka possessed Automated Transmission Cards which were primarily designed to overcome security.
Count two alleges that on the same dates, the duo intentionally accessed data stored in a critical data base at Zambia National Commercial Bank.
It is further alleged that the duo stole K17,500, the property of Zanaco.
The last count alleges that Li on May 8 this year  remained in Zambia without an immigration permission or authority.