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Swindler convicted of US$330,000 fraud

A WOMAN who allegedly swindled more than 2 million yuan (US$329,600) from two men has been charged with fraud, the Pudong New Area prosecutors office said yesterday.

The woman, surnamed Feng, met her first victim, Mao Jin, in early 2012 via a dating website. She told him she was a partner with a well-known local investment management company, prosecutors said.

“We did not become romantically involved, but we enjoyed talking about investments and finance,” Mao said.

The two became friends and Mao often visited Feng’s apartment, he said.

When Mao later told Feng he was looking to buy an apartment for him and his girlfriend, the swindler offered to sell them hers at the discounted price of 6.8 million yuan. The couple made a downpayment of 1.43 million yuan but then discovered the apartment was not Feng’s to sell. She had been living there only as a lodger.

Feng’s second victim was a former classmate at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management, where they took an MBA course.

After befriending the man, Feng convinced him to invest 670,000 yuan in two spurious funds between March and August last year.



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