Credit card scammers sentenced to time served


Guam – The two men charged with attempting to swindle luxury business owners out of high end merchandise by using counterfeit credit cards will not spend any additional time in jail.

Yunkai Lu and Ziwen Weng were sentenced in federal court yesterday and now they are able to walk away free men as both were sentenced to time served. For Lu, that was a period of 18 days while Weng served approximately 4 months.

At this time arrangements are being made with the California United States Probation Office to allow Weng to return to California under a one year supervised release condition. Lu has been placed on two years supervised release.

The two men were discovered entering Guam with a total of 118 bogus credit cards and were being paid by a secret Chinese Organization to “go shopping.”

The man who recruited and gave them the credit cards identified as Daoquin Liu was sentenced in February to one year probation.

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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.