28 Sep 2009

Chinese legal help sought in hunt for couple

4:54 pm on 28 September 2009

The help of Chinese legal authorities is being sought in the hunt the Rotorua couple who vanished after $10 million was mistakenly credited to their bank account.

Leo Gao and Kara Mary Jo Hurring, who left the country in May, are believed to be hiding out in China. Some of the miscredited money was recovered but the Westpac bank says it is still owed $3.8 million.

The Crown Law Office has now sent legal requests to China's Attorney- General and the administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.