Woman ran out on restau­rant bills

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

A woman ac­cused of run­ning up ho­tel and restau­rant bills with­out pay­ing for them ap­peared at Chaoyang dis­trict peo­ple’s court on Nov 21. Zhang Cai­wen, a re­tired worker from He­nan prov­ince, has been charged with fraud. The 53-year-old al­legedly walked out of 14 restau­rants in Bei­jing with­out set­tling the bill be­fore she was de­tained in April. She is also ac­cused of run­ning up a 8,100-yuan ($1,175) ho­tel bill that she did not pay on April 6. Zhang was placed in a de­ten­tion house for seven months be­fore be­ing brought to court. The court has yet to pass a ver­dict in the case.

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