Trying to impress his girlfriend, a man in Chongqing pretended to be the local police chief and took his sweetheart to the police station for a visit, thinking that the police would never be able to see through his carefully crafted lie. He was wrong.
Last week, his girlfriend’s family had begun to doubt his status as their police chief, so to prove his identity, he decided to let her tag along on a visit to his “office,” Chongqing Evening News reports. Before the policeman on duty had a chance to ask who he was, the man said, “Brother, you don’t know your new police chief? Must be because I was only transferred here last week. I’ve been training elsewhere, and haven’t met everyone here yet.” He then asked the policeman to bring his guest a cup of water, and declared that there will be a meeting that night during which he will introduce himself to everyone.
The policeman he talked to thought this was a bit odd, so he asked his group leader about this change in leadership, who assured him that there was none. Realizing that there was a fraud in their midst, he detained the “police chief.” The imposter quickly admitted to his crime, and shared his story in an interrogation.
He said that he had met his girlfriend online, and found out that she has a great admiration for policemen. He bought fake uniforms and badges online, hoping that he could fool her into marrying him. However, her family saw through the fake uniforms, so he tried to prove his identity by taking his girlfriend to the police station and acting like the police chief.
Further police investigation revealed that he actually had five girlfriends at the same time.
In the past, he had committed more serious crimes of fraud, such as convincing five women from different places in China to give him a total of 30,000 RMB under the pretense that he or his parents were ill.
Still, his schemes are neither as cunning nor as daring as that of these four Heilongjiang con artists who built a fake interrogation center to extort cash from corrupt officials.
By Amy Yang
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