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Man jailed 13 years for swindling lovers

A 52-YEAR-OLD man who swindled two women out of nearly 2.2 million yuan (US$354,838) while dating them was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a local court yesterday.

Yu Hua targeted middle- aged women who registered at matchmaking agencies. He claimed he was the general manger of a high-tech network system company to win their trust and love, Jing'an District People's Court said.

Yu was also fined 30,000 yuan, the court ruled.

He had been jailed three times previously but the court did not say what other crimes he had committed.

Last year, Yu met a woman through a matchmaking agency in Xuhui District. The woman returned to Shanghai after doing business in Africa for many years. Her husband was still in Africa, so she became lonely, sought an extramarital love affair and was trapped by Yu, according to the court.

Yu told the woman he owned a company and had divorced his wife because he was too busy with work, the court said.

Yu then claimed his so-called company needed money urgently because it was being investigated for fraud and tax evasion. Within six months, the woman gave Yu nearly 630,000 yuan. She called police in September after Yu repeatedly asked to borrow money without paying back previous debts.

The second victim lived alone after retiring. Yu used the same trick to swindle 1.57 million yuan from her in eight months. Yu gambled away all of the money.


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