Arrest Warrant Issued for Serial Imposter After False News Interview Regarding Ferry Tragedy

2014-04-20 03:39:12 2014-04-29 16:17:11

Hong Ga Hye, who has been revealed to be a serial imposter, has been issued an arrest warrant following her false news interview regarding the Sewol ferry tragedy.

Hong Ga Hye previously pretended to be former T-ara member Hwayoung‘s cousin, and she also pretended to be a Tokyo resident for a MBC news interview during the 2011 earthquake disaster in Japan.

Most recently on April 18, Hong Ga Hye appeared in MBN news at 6:20 AM KST for a live interview, pretending to be a civilian diver. She said on the news, “Government officials prevented [me] from diving and said to just fill in time and go. Survivors inside the ship have been discovered. Rescue workers told families of the missing that there was no hope.” 

It was later discovered through confirmation from the coast guard that what Hong Ga Hye said was false and that she did not have a civilian diver license, and the search for her began. Her whereabouts are still unknown while an arrest warrant for her was issued today by Jeonnam Provincial Police Agency.

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