Police bust invoice lottery fraud ring

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 11, 2018
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff Reporter

Taichung police on Tuesday busted a criminal operation that allegedly used fraudulent

Police officers escort Fan Tsung-jen out of the Criminal Investigation Bureau’s Central Taiwan Office in Taichung on Tuesday.  Photo: Chang Jui-chen, Taipei Times

receipts to claim winnings from the uniform invoice lottery.

Fan Tsung-jen (范宗任), 30, the alleged mastermind of the operation, and a computer programmer surnamed Yang (楊) were detained after questioning by prosecutors, who said they would bring fraud charges against the men.

Eighteen other suspects were released after questioning, police said.

Criminal Investigation Bureau officials said that Fan in June established an e-commerce firm, which served as a shell company for him and his associates to issue more than 1 million bogus electronic receipts.    [FULL  STORY]

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