Calgarian accused of attempting to raise $ 760K under tax refund scheme using bogus job postings


CALGARY – A Calgary man faces charges after allegedly collecting personal data through fake job offers and using that information to fraudulently prepare hundreds of personal income tax returns. According to the Canada Revenue Agency, an attempt was made to have more than $ 760,000 deposited into bank accounts controlled by Chun ‘Ted’ Zhu after Calgaire allegedly prepared and filed 317 personal income tax returns in 2019 .

The CRA alleges that Zhu posted bogus job ads in March 2018 and collected information from applicants. The stolen data was reportedly used in February of the following year to prepare fraudulent tax returns in an attempt to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds.

Zhu faces criminal charges which include:

  • Request a refund to which he or any other person is not entitled

  • Fraud over $ 5,000 (two counts)

  • Obtaining and using the identity of another to commit an unspeakable offense (two counts)


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