Missing Man, Missing Cashola

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.

The Daily News has a juicy exclusive on a missing persons case—that involves a whole lotta missing money, too. The owner of a Queens money-wiring service can’t be found, nor can $2 million of their customers’ money. Apparently, Yong Yi-Gao, 31, who runs the Heng Cheng Co. on Roosevelt Ave. in Flushing, is accused of systematically deleting client records for nearly a month. The problem is, he can’t be found. On Saturday, his partner reported the alleged larceny to police, but when they went to question Gao, a Chinese emigrant from the Wenzhou Province, they surmised he may no longer be in the country. The business in question, Heng Cheng, is used almost exclusively by Chinese immigrants who send money to family back in China. At one point Gao lived in Flushing, but a man at his last known address claims he hasn’t been there in over a year, though many have been asking for him. We bet.

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