A woman was recently sentenced to eight months in jail and fined 20000 RMB after being caught using fake game tokens at a public arcade in China. Recently divorced 34-year-old Zhang Lili spent the better half of the last year playing arcade games at her local video game arcade.
Each arcade token costs about 0.5 RMB (3c). Zhang was particularly enthralled with the digital fishing game, spending loads of tokens each sitting.
Zhang says she spent way too much money so when she heard about a website where she could buy custom game tokens for cheap she "pounced" on the opportunity. Taking pictures of the tokens used at her local arcade, Zhang ordered over 30,000 tokens.
Over the course of May to October, she spent the majority of her fake tokens. Eventually her usage of tokens caught the eye of the arcade owner. He discovered that there were way more tokens in his arcade than the amount that the arcade started with.
Realizing the jig was up, Zhang confessed to the crime and went to the local police station to turn herself in. According to the police Zhang spent over 20,000 of her funny tokens causing the arcade to lose over $US1570.
女玩家痴迷游戏机 定制三万枚假游戏币被判刑 [Tencent]