Bogus teen cost $17,770
A VIETNAMESE woman who was trafficked to Britain and pretended to be a teenager has cost a council thousands of pounds in foster care. Duong Trinh claimed she was 16 when she was found hiding in at a nail bar during a raid by immigration officers. She said she had been brought to the UK by people smugglers and was found a foster home at a cost of more than £500 ($890) a week to the taxpayer. The total cost of her care is estimated to have exceeded £10,000 ($17,770). It was discovered the woman was 22 and not 16.