Crime

Sushi Restaurant Owners Charged with Tax Fraud, Using 'Zapper' to Hide Income


April 25, 2017, 12:45 PM


Christina and Dong Hyun Chang (Atty. Gen. photo) 

Owners of a  West Bloomfield sushi restaurant, Sushi Samurai on Orchard Lake Road, face more than 100 felony charges for allegedly embezzling over $100,000 in sales tax and underreporting income by more than $100,000.

Husband and wife, Christina and Dong Hyun Chang, of Orchard Lake were arraigned last Thursday in 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills.

The couple is accused of using a program called "Zapper” that deletes digital sales records, authorities say.

“If the allegations are true, these individuals intentionally possessed illegal software to steal from the State of Michigan for nothing more it seems than personal greed,” says Bill Schuette, state attorney general.

Investigators say the Changs allegedly embezzled over $170,000 in sales tax receipts, and failed to disclose more than $2.5 million in sales for in income tax filings between 2012-16, the attorney general's Office says. 



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