On 6/29/11, the San Jose Police Department received reports of numerous Vietnamese community members in San Jose who had been victims of consumer fraud between 2010 and 2011. Tony Trung Thai, owner of Asia Travel & Tours in San Jose, is suspected of defrauding customers by accepting their monies with the intent of keeping the funds without rendering services.
San Jose police fraud investigators contacted Thai who willingly came to the San Jose Police Department on Thursday, July 21, 2011, where he was arrested at 2:30 p.m. after being interviewed. Investigators booked Thai into the Santa Clara County Jail on thirty-nine counts of grand theft, where he remains on $2 million bail.
Investigators believe additional victims may exist, as some victims purchased travel services months in advance and paid the suspect for such services last year.
Victims who have not contacted the police, and anyone with information about this fraud incident, are urged to call the San Jose Police Department at (408) 277-8900. Victims may also file a report at the San Jose Police Department, 201 W. Mission St., in San Jose
Persons contacting the San Jose Police Department are asked to reference case # 11-184-9514 and provide as much documentation or transaction receipts as possible.
For questions or further information, contact Detective Hau Ngo #3819 of the San Jose Police Department’s fraud unit at (408) 277-4521.