SANTA CLARA -- Armed with a warrant, investigators with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's major fraud unit on Thursday searched the Santa Clara home of the owner of a travel agency that shuttered its doors last week, leaving dozens of customers angry and concerned about the thousands of dollars they paid to Sunlight Travel.
Investigators used a hand cart to remove items from Diane Ho's home on Las Palmas Drive, but they declined to comment about the items they found inside. Christine Garcia-Sen, supervising deputy district attorney, also said she could not comment on an ongoing investigation.
Over the past several years, Sunlight Travel had developed a good reputation for helping customers of Vietnamese descent make overseas travel plans, especially to return to Vietnam.
But on June 5, San Jose police were called to the East Side agency, located in a strip mall on South King Road, where dozens of customers complained that Sunlight Travel abruptly locked its doors without explaining what happened to their money.
Ho could not be reached for comment.
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