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Fraudster imprisoned for phone con

A MAN who defrauded China Telecom of hundreds of mobile phones and SIM cards worth 1.59 million yuan (US$250,900) was jailed for 12 years and fined 100,000 yuan by Huangpu District People's Court yesterday.

Prosecutors said Yang Hong, 33, used former business partners' documents and forged an official seal to sign a cellphone service package agreement with China Telecom's Shanghai branch in January. Under the agreement, he would receive 500 mobile phones and SIM cards free before the agreement came into effect in March. The court heard Yang took 332 mobile phones and 450 SIM cards and later sold most to clients in Beijing and Wuhan, using the money to pay debts.

Yang was detained after China Telecom found its complimentary phones on sale on the open market and called police.

In court, Yang denied the crime, claiming he did not intend to defraud. He said: "If China Telecom had not alerted the police, I would have paid the predeposit balance fee for each phone number in March according to our agreement."

The court ruled that Yang was guilty because he was clear about his indebtedness but still tried to sign the contract using fake materials.


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