A construction worker made free long-distance calls after illegally hooking up to a private phone line. Naeem Khan, 21, yesterday pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to accessing a computer with criminal or dishonest intent. Senior government counsel Jackson Poon, prosecuting, said it was the first time anyone had been charged with the offence. The court heard that unlicensed telephones not approved by the Office of Telecommunications Authority might operate on the same frequency as licensed phones, making it possible to hack into another phone line. Housewife Choy Yuk-yin complained to Hongkong Telecom last December after she was billed for calls to Pakistan which were not made by her family. A Telecom security officer, Liu Chi-wa, who called to investigate, saw Khan outside Ms Choy's North Point flat holding a cordless telephone. Magistrate Julia Livesey fined him $6,000 and ordered him to reimburse Hongkong Telecom $288.