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Disabled woman cons cash from eight victims

A DISABLED woman has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and fined 10,000 yuan by Pudong New Area People's Court for defrauding 520,000 yuan (US$76,146) from eight people.

The 32-year-old woman, surnamed Cao, has deformed feet and a hand after being born with cerebral palsy, a congenital defect, the court heard.

She befriended a veteran surnamed Qi in 2007 and pretended to be the secretary to a senior military officer and said she was handicapped in a work accident.

She pretended to be the daughter of a general and said she could arrange for his soldier friends to go to a school for officers.

She managed to rip off 520,000 yuan from eight people, the court said, and her victims reported her to police.


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