Two men, both aged 48, were arrested for allegedly filing 41 bogus claims to the city’s coronavirus relief fund for businesses that did not exist. Photo: Warton LiTwo men, both aged 48, were arrested for allegedly filing 41 bogus claims to the city’s coronavirus relief fund for businesses that did not exist. Photo: Warton Li
Two men, both aged 48, were arrested for allegedly filing 41 bogus claims to the city’s coronavirus relief fund for businesses that did not exist. Photo: Warton Li

Two Hong Kong men arrested for allegedly filing fake claims in bid to scam coronavirus relief fund out of HK$2.5 million

  • Police said the duo filed more than 41 applications seeking aid for retail stores, beauty parlours and party rooms that never existed
  • The men, both aged 48, were arrested separately in Kwun Tong and Kowloon City, and were not believed to be part of a larger syndicate

Topic |   Coronavirus Hong Kong
Two men, both aged 48, were arrested for allegedly filing 41 bogus claims to the city’s coronavirus relief fund for businesses that did not exist. Photo: Warton LiTwo men, both aged 48, were arrested for allegedly filing 41 bogus claims to the city’s coronavirus relief fund for businesses that did not exist. Photo: Warton Li
Two men, both aged 48, were arrested for allegedly filing 41 bogus claims to the city’s coronavirus relief fund for businesses that did not exist. Photo: Warton Li
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