An eight-month investigation into con-man and arms dealer James Matthew has been foiled this week, as Matthew cleared his history on his HP Omen Laptop before disappearing into cyber space by entering the private mode on Google Chrome.
Gone without a trace, theGCSB have been left scrambling for any signs of Matthew’s possibly illegal activities. A hack into his personal mobile phone was declared futile, as Matthew had been deleting his text messages as they came in.
“He’s a goddamn genius, always ten steps ahead,” says Inspector Chris Astley, head of the taskforce pursuing Matthew. “He must have a man inside our unit, it’s like he knew exactly what we were looking for.”
Sources close to Matthew have indicated to the Chaser that they now believe Matthew has moved to the Waiheke Island, taking with him over $60 million in money generated through the sale of blackmarket goods. However, Insp. Astley has strongly dismissed such suggestions claiming, “We just checked his ANZ Bank account and it turns out he shut it down with very little cash left in it. So there’s no way he has any money.”