ecently, a man was taken by surprise when he and his wife were arrested after police raided the brothel that they operated in Wuhan, which was disguised as a nail salon. However, he was soon in for an even greater surprise, finding out that his wife is actually 20 years older than he had always believed.
When questioned by police, the man, surnamed Li, said that his wife’s surname was Liu and that she was born in October 1988. But, when police searched for her on their database, they found only a woman of a different name who bore a striking resemblance, according to the Chutian Metropolis Daily.
Upon further investigation, police turned up more inconsistencies. While the woman showed them an ID card which said that her name was Liu. Her hukou actually listed her surname as Zhang. Eventually, “Liu” was forced to admit that she had been using a fake ID and that she was actually born in July 1968.
Zhang’s sister told police that Zhang had lied to Li because she believed that he wouldn’t marry her if he knew the truth about her age, and about her previous divorce.
Both Zhang and Li have been sentenced to six months in jail and fined 5,000 yuan. It’s not clear what this revelation will mean for their marriage, but the time behind bars will at least give Li lots of time to think.
[Images via Chutian Metropolis Daily]