After spending a small fortune trying to win back her cheating husband, a woman in Greater Taichung recently won a case to get her money back from a private detective agency which had failed to lure a mistress away from her husband.
After discovering that her husband, surnamed Chung (鍾), was having an affair, the wife, surnamed Tsai (蔡), spent NT$7 million (US$234,000) hiring a private detective agency to disrupt the affair.
Tsai requested that the agency’s proprietor, surnamed Kuo (郭), hire a a handsome man to seduce the mistress, surnamed Wang (王).
In July last year, Tsai signed a contract which stated that with Tsai’s payment of NT$8 million Kuo would “purchase a luxury sedan, hire a good-looking man and have the man seduce the mistress and, within two weeks, take her away to live in China for an extended period.”
The contract also stated that Kuo would make sure the affair between Chung and Wang would end and that “if this mission is not completed, I shall take full responsibility.”
Tsai said she wired the money to Kuo in installments and was told by Kuo that Wang had moved into the hired man’s place and that the two had later moved to China.
Thinking her husband had ended his extramarital affair, Tsai said she was surprised to see Wang at Chung’s clinic in August last year.
Kuo told Tsai that it was because Wang still had some financial issues with Chung, adding that once those issues were solved, Wang would stay away. Tsai said she then paid the remainder of the fees.
Tsai later discovered her husband was still having an extramarital affair and that Wang had not moved to China.
She filed a lawsuit against Kuo in November last year demanding a refund.
In court, Kuo admitted Wang was still having an affair with Tsai’s husband. Because Kuo failed to honor the contract, the Taichung District Court ruled in favor of Tsai, stating that she was entitled to get her money back.