Woman Goes To Jail For Using Fake Arcade Tokens

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A Chinese woman was recently sentenced to 8 months in prison and fined 20000 RMB after being caught using fake game tokens at a public arcade.

Recently divorced 34-year-old Zhang Lili of Sanmenxian Zhejiang province China 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 (3 cents). 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 $1570.

女玩家痴迷游戏机 定制三万枚假游戏币被判刑 [Tencent]

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I remember pending $15-20 a night on a Daytona USA Special Edition machine at my local Walmart every night after work when I broke up with my first serious girlfriend. I'd buy a couple of donuts, a Mountain Dew and just drive for hours. By the time it was all said and done, my initials were on every single track record, and every single leaderboard listing (by that I mean the entirety of all the leaderboards were my intials. 1. AWF, 2. AWF, 3. AWF, etc, all the way down). By the time I was done.. well, it didn't hurt as much. I was sooooo sad when I went into the Walmart one day and found it gone, them in the process of renovating the Family Fun Zone into something else. The manager helped try to find out where the machine went, as I wanted to buy it, but to no avail. =\

Currently #16 on my bucketlist: Own a Dayona USA machine.

So, Ms. Zhang Lili, I know that feel bro, despite disagreeing with the whole fraud thing.