Fake po­lice­man stole thou­sands

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

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.

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