Newspaper article China Post

CIB Busts Fraud Ring, Nabs 22 Posing as Prosecutors

Newspaper article China Post

CIB Busts Fraud Ring, Nabs 22 Posing as Prosecutors

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The China Post news staff--The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, [...]) on Tuesday joined forced with local police stations to bust a fraud ring and nabbed 22 suspects who allegedly passed themselves off as prosecutors to swindle money from victims, according to a press release by the CIB.

Led by Prosecutor Liu Shih-hao of the Taichung District Prosecutors' Office, a task force composed of police officers of the No. 3 division of the CIB, local police precincts of Keelung City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan County and Taichung raided residences and offices of 22 suspects, including the mastermind surnamed Lee, in northern and central Taiwan on Tuesday.

The 22 suspects were arrested, with over NT$300,000 in money swindled from victims also confiscated, and they were all handed over to the Taichung Prosecutors' Office for further prosecution on charges of fraud.

In late 2011, the No. 3 division of the CIB was tipped off that a fraud ring headed by Lee was allegedly recruiting young people in Taichung to swindle money from victims by claiming that they were prosecutors and could safeguard their money from con artists. …

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