A random interception in suburban Melbourne to breath-test the driver of a Porsche four-wheel-drive proved negative for alcohol - but extremely positive for police investigators in two other states.
A check of Chee Chong Soh on Thursday afternoon in his Porsche Cayenne in West Melbourne not only revealed he was an unlawful non-citizen, but that he was a suspect in fraud allegations totalling about $1 million.
A bail justice later heard that after police stopped Soh, 34, of Glen Waverley, they found a warrant had been issued last month in Queensland for his arrest over fraud allegations totalling more than $100,000.
It was also revealed at the hearing that he was wanted for questioning in New South Wales for similar allegations that involved about $950,000.
The bail justice heard that Soh is alleged to have befriended and then defrauded people he had invest in a wine export business based in Sydney.
When he appeared Friday morning in Melbourne Magistrates Court, his solicitor Sharon Healey - a senior lawyer with Legal Aid - said Soh faced an extradition request by Queensland police.
Ms Healey asked magistrate Peter Reardon to adjourn the application until Monday so Queensland investigators could attend court to apply for Soh's extradition.
She asked Mr Reardon to note that Soh, wearing a blue Ralph Lauren shirt in the dock, had not been in custody before.