[WORD_ON_THE_WEB] 'We need harsher punishment for insurance fraud'

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[WORD_ON_THE_WEB] 'We need harsher punishment for insurance fraud'

Murder suspect Lee Eun-hae, accused of killing her husband to claim a life insurance payout, and her 30-year-old accomplice Cho Hyeon-soo were arrested at a residential building in Goyang, Gyeonggi last Saturday after spending months on the run.
The police put out a public wanted notice for them on March 30 after the pair disappeared during prosecutor questioning in December.
According to police, they went on a two-day trip to the outskirts of Gyeonggi on April 3, four days after police put them on the wanted list. They borrowed a car from an acquaintance and paid for lodging using a credit card under someone else's name.
Police and prosecutors took notice of the situation and found out who accompanied Lee and Cho on their trip by tracking the vehicle. 
The police then tracked them down using CCTV footage.
Reports state the suspects are reluctant to cooperate, and are refusing to testify.
The prosecution issued an arrest warrant for the two on Monday. They are being charged with murder, attempted murder and attempted violation of the Special Act on the Prevention of Insurance Fraud.
“We must arrest everyone who went on the trip with the suspects. There’s no way that they didn’t know that Lee and Cho were wanted criminals. They’re accomplices.”
“Please investigate thoroughly and punish those who helped the criminals hide.”
“I thought they turned themselves in. Why aren’t they cooperating? I bet it was never their intention to come clean. They came out when there was nowhere left to hide."
“We can't say that they turned themselves in. It’s not like they acknowledged their wrongdoings before hoping for leniency. They keep their lips sealed, deny all charges, and have the audacity to ask for attorneys? Some nerve they’ve got.”
“I bet there are more scum like this in hiding. We need harsher punishment for insurance fraud.”
“We need to scrutinize the subscription process for life insurance to prevent things like this happening.”

BY LEE SI-YEOUNG, YOO JI-WOO [yoo.jiwoo@joongang.co.kr]
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