Daly City woman gave $300,000 to ‘serial fraudster’ posing as Sony movie exec: FBI

An alleged serial fraud artist duped a Daly City woman out of $300,000 by falsely claiming to be a Sony movie executive, federal government court filings allege.

Min “Michael” Jin Zhao was already under indictment for allegedly defrauding prospective home buyers through a bogus loan program when he conned the woman — described by federal authorities as “a vulnerable Chinese immigrant” and identified only as “X.W.” — into a $300,000 “investment” in a purported film company, the government claimed.

“Min Jin Zhao is a serial fraudster, undeterred by the law,” the federal government alleged in a memo to the court last month. He was arrested April 22 and indicted last

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