Date: Oct 10, 2015
Before coming to Taiwan for travel, a 40-year-old male Chinese national
surnamed Cheng allegedly purchased four counterfeit iPhone 6 phones to pass off as the real thing. It is alleged that Cheng intended to sell the phones for a high price to make money for his “travel fund.” As it turned out, however, an extremely astute buyer noted down Cheng’s name and entry visa information before buying a phone, and, on realizing it was a fake, immediately contacted the police. Cheng was then barred from leaving the country and arrested.
The suspect said because he trusted a friend who told him that the iPhone 6 was the hottest and most popular mobile phone in Taiwan at the moment, he went to a large electronics market where he spent 1,200 yuan on two iPhone 6 Plus handsets and a further 900 yuan on two iPhone 6 handsets.
Cheng said that after he arrived in Taiwan, his traveling partner did not have time to show him round, so he wasn’t able to sell the phones at the tourist spots. [FULL STORY]