Acquittal on sauna charges

A MEMBER of the Royal Hong Kong (Volunteer's) Regiment was acquitted in the District Court yesterday of paying for two sauna visits with a stolen credit card.

Liu Yum-bong, 33, was acquitted of two counts of obtaining services by deception after Deputy Judge Christie ruled at the end of the Crown's case that Liu had no case to answer.

It was the Crown's case that Liu paid for two visits to a North Point sauna parlour with credit cards he had stolen from two fellow members of the regiment.

The defendant still faces five counts of theft and eight counts of obtaining property by deception between November 1992 and January 1993. He has denied all the charges.

The judge is expected to deliver his verdict on the 13 charges on Tuesday.