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April 27, 2017

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CIB investigates couple over car accident scheme

The China Post news staff--After a series of investigations, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) uncovered a fraud case involving a couple, surnamed Chen and Huang, who intentionally caused car accidents in order to receive compensation.

According to people familiar with the matter, Chen and Huang caused several car accidents by braking abruptly or switching to different lanes without using turn signals.

Chen and Huang would then demand drivers whose cars broke their car headlights or bumpers to pay inflated repair fees, according to the CIB. Through the scheme Chen and Huang cheated victims out of NT$10,000 to NT$50,000 in each incident.

If victims refused to pay, Chen and Huang would take further steps, including taking and not returning victims' belongings or making threatening phone calls.

The authorities said that since 2008, more than 10 victims were targeted through the fake car accidents.

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