The tennis instructor recently arrested for sex crimes against minors allegedly worked with his parents, relatives, and others to defraud stores and financial institutions.
The two-year operation, dubbed “Operation Plastic Army,” busted 16 people for the thefts or other related charges, including Terry Kuo, also known as Victor Lee or Young Sheng Teng of ATS Tennis, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.
The prosecutor’s office said these individuals obtained credit cards by stealing identities and opening accounts with no intention of paying the bills. Purchased items were then sold online or pawned for cash. To avoid any suspicion, deposits of less than $10,000 were made in bank accounts or invested in cryptocurrency.