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Doctor impersonator jailed for 8 months

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 November, 2007, 12:00am

A man was jailed for eight months yesterday for posing as a Queen Mary Hospital doctor to justify 'borrowing' HK$4,200 from a stranger. Lao Tam, 65, pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to obtaining property by deception. He told a woman he met in Central that he had forgotten his wallet and needed the money to help students return to Cheung Chau after an exam at City Hall. He left a fake mobile phone number.

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