This article is a raving mess. I can hardly follow it. But apparently you can make people believe you have superpowers. Or something…
A Chinese con-woman created a “superhuman” alter ego and claimed she possessed powers of invisibility in order to dupe her victims out of at least £12,000.
The 54-year-old fraudster, named only as Ms Yang, tricked two female lovers and one pensioner into believing she was actually “Mr Li”, a “superhuman” police officer who not only worked for both Interpol and the Chinese Ministry of Finance but was also able to make himself disappear.
The confidence trickster’s supernatural cover was blown last August when one victim discovered she had been sharing a bed not with Mr Li but with a convicted fraudster who was in fact a woman.
What? I have to admit the Daily Mail has a more coherent writeup of the story, unbelievable as that is…
Her first victim was Ms Zhang, a 48-year-old woman who began a relationship with ‘Mr Li’ in March 2013, and by June, the couple had moved in together.
Ms Zhang, who was, according to the Beijing News ‘quite suspicious’ was allegedly utterly taken in by the lies.
The lie was continued to the point that Ms Yang would cut her hair short and deepen her voice when telling stories to Ms Zhang about how she (as Mr Li) had cracked ‘major’ interpol cases using his superhuman powers.
Wow. People will say anything and someone will believe it.
Ms. Yang was already jailed for fraud and decided it was a lucretive enough to try again. She/he got away with it for a while.
Tip: Jeb Card