Fake policeman stole thousands
A woman in Hefei was defrauded of more than 140,000 yuan ($20,200) by a con man pretending to be a police officer from Shanghai. The woman, surnamed Zhang, was told by the fraudster that she was a suspect in a moneylaundering case and told to transfer the money into another bank account to prove her innocence. Zhang was so convinced by the con man that she ignored the text messages and phone calls sent to her by Hefei police’s anti-fraud center in response to the suspicious transaction. A 98-year-old in Neijiang who used to be a nanny has lived in her former employer’s home for 42 years. Fu Tianhua was hired to look after a girl, surnamed Ji, and her brother in 1958. After 14 years of service, Fu had to leave to care for her husband, who fell ill in 1972. When Ji learned that Fu’s husband had died two years later, she invited her to move back in and Fu has been treated as a member of the family ever since.