Gasak Rp8 billion, a bank teller in China was arrested after being on the run for 25 years. Photo/Illustration/Sindonews
BEIJING – Ended the escape of a former bank teller in China who stole more than USD 500 thousand. He was caught after hiding for 25 years by changing his identity and undergoing plastic surgery to trick the police.
Authorities in Yueqing, a city about 370 km south of Shanghai, detailed the movie-like story of the real-life Hollywood heist in a social media post this week. This story is very entertaining internet users.
Authorities say Chen Yile disappeared in 1997 while working as a bank teller for China Construction Bank Corp. At that time he was still 26 years old.
He is known to have stolen around 3.98 million yuan or currently USD 587 thousand (Rp 8.8 billion) by inflating bank accounts over the weekend, then withdrawing cash from ATMs.
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She then paid tens of thousands of yuan to get plastic surgery done in the nearby city of Wenzhou, then bought a new identity card under the name Jiang Mouhong in Shanghai.
Not only that, Chen cut contact with her ex-husband and settled in Guangdong, where she remarried and had a daughter and started a cleaning supplies business.
Authorities in China said they tracked him down in December and charged him with crimes including corruption, document forgery and bigamy.
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Police did not say how they found Chen, but said his father reported the crime in 1997. Chen was physically only able to take about 400,000 yuan with him when he fled, and kept the rest at home and in relatives’ bank accounts.