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3 plead guilty to fraud, forging credit cards

TWO waiters "helping" restaurant patrons pay their bills copied their personal information and used it to forge credit cards, and are expected to get jail sentences as a result.

With a third defendant who sold them the crime tools, they pleaded guilty in a local court yesterday on charges of fraud and credit card forgery.

The two charged 15,000 yuan (US$2,348) in total purchases using forged cards.

Zhang Jiao, 19, first came up with the credit card forging scam and invited Chen Yanming, a Hunan Province native, to come to Shanghai and scheme with him in July 2010, the Zhabei District People's Court heard.

The two bought forging equipment from the third defendant, Xu Hunan, and went to Hangzhou and found jobs as waiters at a restaurant.

After a customer would hand his credit card to Zhang to pay a bill, Chen would chat with him as a distraction. Using the forging equipment, Zhang would scan the card and steal the owner's information, including the card's password.

The pair forged 13 cards but used only two of them.


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