At the beginning of this month, the Kwun Tong Police District received a total of 18 reports from citizens, alleging that they used cash, cheques and account transfers to transfer the money to a exchange located on the ground floor of Hung To Centre, 94-96 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong Shop and ask money changers to remit the money to other places. The informant later discovered that the money had not been successfully remitted to other places and the money changer involved in the case had also been closed. The amount involved in the case is approximately HK$1.6 million.
After in-depth investigation, the sixth team of the Kwun Tong Criminal Investigation Team successfully identified the owner of the money changer involved and arrested a 64-year-old Chinese man surnamed Chung in a residential unit in Wong Tai Sin District today (17th). Suspected of obtaining property by deception. The man is currently being detained for investigation and the police do not rule out more arrests.
The police urged that if any member of the public has recently visited the money changer to remit money and suspects that he has been deceived, please call the Kwun Tong Police District Criminal Investigation Team for follow-up immediately.