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Man Who Scammed 17 'Girlfriends' Arrested For Fraud

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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A man in Changsha, in China's Hunan province, was recently dumped by his 17 girlfriends — all of whom believed they were the only woman in his life. 

The bad boyfriend, only identified by his last name, Yuan, was involved in a car accident on March 24. After he was taken to the hospital, his girlfriends came to see him, only to discover that several of them had been giving him money.

Xiao Li, one of the girlfriends, discovered the scam. The women later started an online group chat dubbed “revenge alliance,” where they shared details of their relationships with Yuan. One of the women had a son with him and some had been in a relationship with him for more than 10 years.

Since then, Yuan has been arrested for fraud. After he was detained, the women changed the group chat name to “Angels.” They said they want to move on with their lives.

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This isn’t the first big lie Yuan has told. He also fabricated a civil engineering degree from China's top-notch Central South University to land a job. He only has a middle school diploma.

Sources: The Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Mashable

Image via South China Morning Post