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Private Jet Traveler Takes $800k Car Ride

Posted by Joshua Hebert on Nov 24, 2010 5:37:00 PM

A Hong Kong businessman who traveled via private jet to Teterboro airport ended up being defrauded for more than $800,000 thanks to an unscrupulous limousine driver.

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Tony Chan, the wealth Feng Shui master from Hong Kong, hired a limousine to take him from Teterboro airport to a meeting in New York City. The problem started when he gave his American Express card to the driver, Peter Rahhaoui, of Flushing, Queens, who copied the card and proceeded to go on a months-long spending spree racking up hundreds of thousands in unnoticed fraudulent charges.

Mr. Chan, apparently too busy to check through his charge card statements, knew nothing of the scheme until American Express security specialists noticed a suspicious pattern of activity months later. Rahhaoui's spending spree sometimes hit $19,000 in one month. Prosecutors stated that the tally of unauthorized charges totalled $794,986.

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