Scam pu­n­ish­ment

Sunday Star-Times - - NEWS -

A Welling­ton man has asked for le­niency for the former Christchurch woman who scammed him out of $35,000 by of­fer­ing her al­ready mar­ried ‘‘sis­ter’’ in a mar­riage con­tract. Wal­lace – who only wanted to be known by his sur­name – got his wish, but the scam­mer, Li Jun Xue, 60, will have to pay him an­other $10,000 in repa­ra­tions for his ex­penses and emo­tional harm. ‘‘You scammed the vic­tim into part­ing with his money, which he had saved care­fully over a num­ber of years for the ben­e­fit of his son,’’ Judge Tom GIl­bert told her in the Christchurch Dis­trict Court on Fri­day.

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