Army Reaches Out to Chinese Community after Scam

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Posted: Apr 18, 2011 7:38 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Apr 18, 2011 7:38 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Yupeng Deng, army, recruiter, scam, El Monte, California

The Army has to do damage control after 100 immigrants in the Chinese community of El Monte, California thought they were joining the U.S. Army for a fee of $400 each. Authorities say Yupeng Deng posed as a recruiter and they arrested him last week on charges of selling bogus identification documents. He's in jail on half a million dollars bond. The Army held a press conference on Monday to let the community know how to contract legitimate recruiters. Federal prosecutors say Deng told the immigrants by joining the army it would improve their chances of obtaining green cards and becoming U.S. citizens.

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