Chinese swindler taken to court after 17 girlfriends meet each other

Chinese swindler taken to court after 17 girlfriends meet each other

A playboy who had relations with 17 women was exposed after all his "girlfriends" finally met with each other, uncovering the man's schemes, the Hunan-based XiaoXiang Morning Herald reported on Thursday.

The man, surnamed Yuan, received visits and greetings from more than a dozen women between the ages of 20 to 40-years-old, all of which claimed to be his wives or girlfriends, after he was hospitalised due to injuries in a car accident.

All the lovers didn't realise the man's deception until they met in his ward and told each other about their identities and "love stories" with Yuan through WeChat. Some have even stayed with him for 10 years.

Yuan, a nobody bearing simply a middle school diploma, from Changsha county, Changsha city of Hunan province, fabricated his education background as a university graduate majoring in civil engineering from Central South University, a top university in the central China province.

He worked in a big company in charge of revamping expressways.

He had swindled tens of thousands yuan from his 17 girlfriends after he divorced his ex-wife and cheated her of 250,000 yuan (S$55,000). His case will be charged as a criminal case for alleged fraud.

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