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Woman with passports, cellphones, malicious malware arrested at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 18:01:28-04

(KGTV) — A woman was charged with lying to federal agents after she was able to sneak past security at Mar-a-Lago with a thumb drive containing "malicious malware" last weekend, according to a Florida criminal complaint.

Yujing Zhang, 32, lied to Secret Service agents and made it deep in President Trump's Florida property before it was discovered that she was not on the property's access list, according to ABC News.

She was caught with two Taiwanese passports, four cellphones, and a thumb drive containing the malicious malware, the complaint says.

Zhang reportedly told agents she was asked by a Chinese friend to try and discuss foreign policy with a Trump family member, ABC News reported. The president was not at the club during the incident.

Zhang has also been charged with entering restricted grounds.

An investigation by the Secret Service is ongoing.

ABC News contributed to this report.