By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Criminal Investigation Corps of Kaohsiung City Police Department said Yeh Wei-chih tricked the victim, an unidentified woman in her 70s, into believing he was enforcing a provisional seizure of her property, for which she had to pay NT$300,000 as she was being charged with making false National Health Insurance claims.
Police said Yeh has criminal records of drug offenses and offenses against privacy.
The victim’s family reported the case to police after learning what was going on. At first, the old woman did not want to give all the details, but after police’s persuasion, she agreed to cooperate with the investigation. Therefore, several police officers went into hidding and waited for the suspect to show up to collect the extorted money at the victim’s home. [FULL STORY]