Looks like he was an engineer and probably stole from his boss/coworker then fled to Taiwan. Doesn’t say if he was Taiwanese, probably not due to how fast he was deported. After getting to Taiwan, he spent the last few months traveling with a grad student and spent 500k TWD in two months.
Was 3 million USD worth it? For a typical engineer in SF that’s like 10 years savings. His U.S. passport got cancelled as well.
Doesn’t explain how he knew the victim in SanFran had that much money.
Just said “transferred”. Doesn’t say if from another cryptocurrency wallet or from bank.
Anyway, he’s caught, but details of the news item are still missing.
“allegedly spending more than NT$500,000 in two-and-a-half months.”, that’s less than 7,000 a day, hardly living it large! From that he was paying for hotels, food&drinks for two and presumably car hire, wouldn’t have been a millionaires lifestyle.
If he is a Taiwanese citizen then the article is somewhat misleading. ‘Deported’ is the wrong word, more like extradited. Also it doesn’t appear that he was convicted of any crime while in Taiwan, so yeah definitely extradited not ‘deported’.