A “fashionable” lady who was all dressed up to the nines was arrested alongside another person for swindling money from clueless passengers at Shenzhen airport on Friday, Dayang Daily reported.
The lady, who is 49 years old and bears the surname Wang, told a passenger that she wanted to change her flight but didn’t have enough money, substantially turning on the charm offensive to ask him for help. The passenger gave her 300 RMB without thinking and told her that there no need to return the money.
When reporters who had been staking out the airport stepped up to confront her with photo evidence of cheating, she had no choice but to confess. She apologized to the passenger and attempted to give him back the money, but he refused and then called the police.
Five minutes after Wang was sent to the police station at the airport, she suffered from a sudden convulsion. She claimed she had hypoglycemia and then fell over, as if fainting, at the entrance of the police station. Based on medical staff’s measurements, her blood pressure and blood sugar seem normal. However, the police sent her to hospital for observation.
Wang and her accomplice will be arrested on Saturday, police said.
By Lucy Liu
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