A company in Chongqing got a rather unpleasant surprise when a woman walked into their office demanding 200 million RMB in cash, claiming she was from the local tax collection authority.
According to NetEase, at around 10 p.m on December 3, the woman marched into the office located in the city’s Fuling district and asked to see someone in the finance department.
The woman, surnamed Wang, claimed that she was from a local tax authority and would be requiring the company to pay 200 million yuan to settle an outstanding tax bill. She was described as being in her mid thirties and wearing appropriate clothing for the occasion.
After asking for some credentials to back up her story, to the accountant’s surprise Wang handed over a sheet of paper on which a hand-written scrawl read: “The Communist Party Central Committee’s Organization Department has decided to appoint Wang Yu as the chief director of the Tax Bureau in Fuling district, Chongqing municipality.”
The accountant then asked some basic questions about the difference between local and national taxes, to which Wang gave incredibly dubious answers. “National taxes refer to collecting taxes from supermarkets while local taxes is to collect taxes from local enterprises,” she said.
The police were soon called and Wang was taken into custody. A brief investigation revealed that Wang, a local resident, had a mental illness and that she herself had written the note which failed to fool the top accountants.
Wang was returned home by the police and her guardian was asked to keep a closer eye on her in the future.
By Lucy Liu
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