Former boy-band singer arrested on alleged fraud charges

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Former boy-band singer arrested on alleged fraud charges

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Singer and entertainer Lee Sung-jin is under arrest and being charged with fraud. According to the Cheongju Heungdeok District Police Station, Lee was taken in for questioning regarding a recent charge of alleged fraud and was found to have an additional fraud charge against him, as well.

The most recent charges were filed on Feb. 19 by a driver for a chauffeur service claiming that the singer from the boy band NRG had not paid him back after borrowing 20 million won (17,600 dollars).

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The 33-year-old Lee was also wanted by the Seoul Yeongdeungpo District Police Station regarding the other fraud charge.

An source from the Cheongju Heungdeok District Police Station said, “Lee claims that he only borrowed the money for someone he knows. He also claims that he only received 18 million won and 2 million won was
prepaid interest.”

[estyle@joongang.co.kr]
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