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Jerk tells tearjerker, scams ‘pal’ out of moto

A sob story involving a sick mum and a trip to hospital was enough to get a 22-year-old capital man to fall for the oldest grift in the blotter: the borrowed moto.

Police said the soft-hearted chap was quick to loan his ride to a friend after swallowing the story, only to find himself nonplussed a week later when it still hadn’t been returned.

After a police report, the “friend” was arrested at his home, where he admitted to selling the bike for some easy cash. KAMPUCHEA THMEY



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