More victims in travel agency ripoff case

February 3, 2009 7:19:56 PM PST
Charges have been amended against a San Francisco Chinatown travel agent accused of ripping off clients hoping to travel to China.

District Attorney Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that the number of victims has jumped from 30 to at least 60.

They paid thousands of dollars for what prosecutors say turned out to be bogus tickets.

"What instead happened is this defendant, as we have alleged in the complaint and as we believe the evidence will show, deceived and lied and suggested to these that she would be purchasing airline tickets for them and instead she pocketed their money," said Harris.

The district attorney's office says there are probably more victims and it's asking anyone else who paid for a ticket you didn't get, to call them.


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