Cabbie Charges Tony Chan $800K for Ride

...but the feng shui master is so rich he doesn't notice fraud
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2010 10:32 AM CST
Feng shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, right, leaves the office building in Hong Kong Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

(Newser) – OK, we knew New York cab drivers like to overcharge tourists, but this is ridiculous. A Manhattan driver allegedly racked up a whopping $794,986 on Hong Kong megamillionaire Tony Chan’s credit card after picking him up at the airport, the New York Post reports. The cabbie allegedly kept Chan’s card info and used it to fund spending binges of as much as $19,000, prosecutors say—but Chan is so rich that he never even noticed (a bank security specialist stumbled upon the suspicious activity). Maybe he was preoccupied with his own legal troubles.

You might remember Chan as the feng shui master/bartender who claimed he’d had a passionate affair with Nina “Little Sweetie” Wang before her death, and that she’d left him everything. (And if you don’t remember, click here.) Chan was recently arrested, and charged with forging that will. He might soon have bigger money problems, too: Hong Kong recently sent him a $41 million tax bill, after learning that Wang paid him billions for his feng shui help.

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