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Egg Harbor Township couple indicted in case that duped Galloway woman of $600K

An Egg Harbor Township couple accused of writing millions in bad checks and duping a Galloway Township victim out of more than $600,000 have been indicted.

Wei Song, 59, and Botao Liu, 52, have been jailed since August, after the years-long scheme came to light.

The victim invited the friend she knew as Coco Li from Jilin, China, to say with her family.

But it was really Song who wove an engineering scheme that portrayed her as wealthy and successful with numerous businesses in her name, according to the affidavit previously reported by BreakingAC.

Song would “provide various excuses and reasons why Min couldn’t receive her ‘profits’ or original money back,” the affidavit states.

The tales were allegedly bolstered by Liu.

Song allegedly took the victim’s driver’s license on the pretense of building the woman’s credit.

Instead, Song allegedly used the victim’s identity at various casinos in Atlantic City and in other states to incur more than $3 million in win/loss profits, which left the victim with IRS judgments against her for unpaid taxes.

Song is now indicted on first-degree money laundering, and second-degree charges of theft by deception, identity theft and writing bad checks.

She could a face as long as 20 years in prison on the money laundering, with as long as 10 years on the second-degree offenses.

Liu is indicted on first-degree money laundering, second-degree theft by deception and third-degree insurance fraud.

Song has been in the country on a visa that expired in 2010.

Anyone with information about this case or if you or someone you know has been defrauded by either of these individuals, please contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

Information may also be called into Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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