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A 5 feet 1 31 years old poses as a kid to trick 31 people for cellphones

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A 5 feet 1 31 years old poses as a kid to trick 31 people for cellphones

source: sun

translated by cici@AsianEU

 

"I lost my wallet, am afraid dad and mom will yell at me......" A 5 feet 1, 31 years old man who has 42 times similar deceiving case, is an unemployed Chinese. He poses as a kid to win sympathy from passers-by saying he lost his wallet and his parents will give him a hard time on streets, including outside of Hong Kong and Kowloon La Salle Primary School and other schools. One after another, he has borrowed cellphones or video games from 31 passers-by, to which he would claim to explaining to his parents that he uses the money to buy those goods. Once the guy got what he needs, he flees right away. All passers-by lose a total property of 64,000 dollars. The arrest of the unemployed man pleads guilty in the District Court and remanded in custody pending for trial.

 

Standing about 5 feet 1 inch defendant Lee Wei-Hung, have thick brows, big eyes and a dark complexion, that appearance and voice are match his real age, but he can still swindle many passers-by with his height. He acknowledges to 31 charges of obtaining property by deception and one count of possession of a drug offense, to which the prosecution refers to an increase for similar offenses applying for additional sentence, and the judge will give his sentence next Wednesday.

 

Crime happened on 2008, June 2 to September 26, the defendant had contacts with 31 persons aged between 12 to 21 years-old for 28 times. Each time, he falsely claimed that he accidentally lost his wallet or cash, that he "was afraid his parents would yell at him" asking victims to borrow items such as cellphones or video games to explain to the parents he had used lost money to buy those items in order not to be scolded; when well-wishers loan goods, the defendant told the victims to wait for his return, but the result was the defendant never came back.

 

The court also pointed out that the defendant chose places where young people frequented such as the Tai Po Mega Mall and Adventure Theme Park, etc.; the defendant had also committed crime outside of the La Salle Primary School, Lutheran schools and God Tong Ming Yuan secondary school, while there were many times crime happened in the subway station or on the buses. Most of the victims were deceived of a cellphones or small amount of cash, while which several victims were cheated out of their PSP or Octopus card, and a total value of goods being cheated was 64,000 dollars.

 

Until September 26 last year, police found defendant on Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok, so they arrested him and found 10 pills commonly known as "10 seeds" drugs in his possession. Defendant said after he spent all stolen goods through pawning the items.

 

Case No.: DCCC 1170/08

 

Update

The youngest victim was 11 years old. According to the defense lawyer, defendant's mom left when defendant was 12 years old, and his dad died in 2007. His public housing was even taken back. At the same time he lost his ID card after released from jail in December, but he could not find a job so he had been homeless which caused him to commit crimes. Defendant was sentenced to 45 months

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How could someone believe that a 31-year-old man could look like a kid. Granted, he's only 5'1", but still...

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.. how can such people think that he is a kid he is a 31 year old 5'1 never believe what some people say :)

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A lot of people can't tell the difference seriously, they are like not as observance as other people at times. Those who were tricked just didn't pay attention to the 31 year old short man.

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Wow a 31 year old adult making ppl think hees young? cant ppl tell?

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omgoodness. i can't believe people would actually fall for that.

those people are probably stupid or that dood has a baby face. LOL!!

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to him, it's like stealing candy from babies. at least these kids are learning a valuable less early in life. Never trust strangers! heck never talk to one. i can't believe he even took one of the kids' octopus card!! =/

 

 

 

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wth?? how could he have gotten away with deceiving 31 people??? either they are just really really stupid...or they could just be kindhearted or that guy has some talent in acting...lol...but really, even if his height could trick people, what about his age? it's sure to show through his face and voice that he's much older than just a kid...*sigh* people can be really stupid sometimes...both the people who were stupid enough to be tricked and that guy stupid enough to actually go through with his stupid plan...lol, i just realized i used the word 'stupid' numerous times in this hahaha

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If the man looks like a 31 year why did they think he was a kid? I will never lend my phones out to strangers unless I know them. Wouldn't want them to steal my phone. : )

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well,this guy is using his ability to cheat i guess..haha

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Haha, funny story this is - those victims must have their eyes check.

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I wish there was a picture of him. How can you mistaken a 31 year old for a kid

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wow tats pretty smart! using his height as an advantage! but he deserves it!

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omg that is the funniest thing i have ever heard. i can't believe someone would do such a thing. she is such a scammer. how can people not know that she is a grown adult even if she is short. doesn't make sense to me.

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thats pretty funny and sad at the same time. we definitely need to see a picture of the guy!!!

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i'll like to see a picture of this dude. was he somehow masking his face?

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He might have that same disease like in that movie "Murder" with Aaron Kwok...some people do seem younger than their age.

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but in hk a lot of adult men are actually short...so his look must be "young" enough that ppl believe him

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Haha I really wonder what the man looks like. Must be one scary little kid xD

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interesting, he must have a pretty good baby face..

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