A High Court judge ruled on Thursday that a freelance model stole a man's phone in a fit of temper on their first date when he refused to pay a HK$200,000 Chanel bill. Yuen Ching-ching, 23, claimed a 28-year-old cook named only as Lam had given her the phone and that she destroyed it and dumped it in the sea only after they parted. But Deputy Judge Douglas Yau Tak-hong wrote: "She was angry with Lam for not paying the bill. She destroyed it and threw it into the sea to punish Lam." He found Yuen's act amounted to the original charge of theft and dismissed her appeal. The court was told that Lam got to know Yuen through a friend, and they arranged to meet in Causeway Bay on December 9, 2014. As they were walking, Yuen said it was her mother's birthday soon and suggested they select something for a present. They went into a Chanel shop and she picked out a handbag, a pair of earrings and a necklace before asking Lam to pay. But Lam refused, saying the HK$200,000 bill was over his card's limit. Yuen then claimed her phone battery was flat and asked to borrow Lam's mobile so she could call her brother to come and settle the bill. While she talked on the phone, she walked out of the shop and disappeared. Although Lam contacted Yuen and asked for his phone back, she ignored him. He reported it to the police two days later. Yuen was originally sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay Lam HK$7,188 in compensation.