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Fraudulent 'boy' friend is arrested

THE Judiciary Police of Macau Special Administrative Region have arrested a woman claiming to be a man for allegedly cheating one of her Internet friends, the Macau Post Daily reported yesterday.

The newspaper quoted a police spokesman as saying that the suspect was apprehended on Friday after a 24-year-old female clerk had reported to police last September that she was cheated out of 180,000 patacas (US$22,780) in an Internet-based fraud.

The victim told police that she had fallen in love with a man surnamed "Chan" on the Internet, and that the online friendship went on for about six months.

During that period, she stole money from her family to buy presents for "Chan."

The victim later suspected that she had been cheated and reported her suspicions to police.

The suspect faces possible fraud charges.


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