Arrested: “Princess Tam Ky” for charging high interest on loans over 500 million VND

With a Facebook following of thousands, Phan Thị Khánh Ly, also known as the "Princess of Tam Ky," has positioned herself as a prominent figure. Recently, the Tam Ky police have issued an arrest warrant for Phan Thị Khánh Ly due to her involvement in "high-interest lending in civil transactions."


According to the Quang Nam Provincial Police Department, recently, the Tam Ky City Police have successfully cracked down on a criminal ring involved in heavy interest loan schemes in civil transactions. The police have issued an urgent arrest warrant, carried out an urgent search of Phan Thi Khanh Ly’s residence (born in 1990, living in Hoa Thuan Ward, Tam Ky City).

Prior to this, the Criminal Police Force of the city discovered a group of individuals engaging in “heavy interest loan schemes in civil transactions” through bank transfers and direct cash transactions. The suspects communicated via social media platforms such as Zalo and Messenger to conduct money transfers with borrowers using multiple bank accounts. They would then terminate communication and delete transaction information afterwards.

Through the investigation and evidence collection process, on the morning of January 29th, the Tam Ky City Police detained Phan Thi Khanh Ly, carried out an urgent search of her residence, and summoned two related individuals for questioning. These individuals are Nguyen Phan Anh Tai (born in 1985, living in Hoa Thuan Ward) and Vo Thi Hoai Thuong (born in 1996, living in An Son Ward).

Phan Thi Khanh Ly cooperating with authorities

According to the Tam Ky City Police, Phan Thi Khanh Ly organized lending activities with monthly installment plans and daily deposits, charging interest rates ranging from 216% to 360% per year from 2022 until the discovery. The suspects collected repayments directly or had borrowers transfer money to the accounts of Phan Thi Khanh Ly, Nguyen Phan Anh Tai, and Vo Thi Hoai Thuong. Approximately 12 individuals borrowed money, with a total loan amount of over 500 million VND. Ly illicitly profited more than 100 million VND. Currently, confiscated items include a car owned by Phan Thi Khanh Ly, a Macbook laptop, a mobile phone, a bank card, 12 loan documents from borrowers, and related materials.

Phan Thi Khanh Ly owns a personal Facebook page with nearly 40,000 followers. This individual unexpectedly became known as the “princess of Tam Ky”.

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