Fake just keeps growing to epic proportions in China. The latest to join the bandwagon is a fake police academy that was allegedly duping students into believing they would receive a real degree.
The Jiamusi People’s Police Academy in the Shandong Province offered 3-year courses on law enforcement studies, at the end of which students would receive a degree and also employment with crime-fighting police teams. The $3,200 course was supposed to be taught by veteran officers with Wei Zhenhai as president of the fake academy.
Everything was going according to plan for Mr. Zhenhai and the Jiamusi Academy, until a suspicious parent tipped off the real police in September of last year. A couple of police constables then paid a visit to the academy undercover, dressed as students. The constables saw through his flimsy lies and immediately pounced on the ‘president’ and his staff. They were arrested and the academy closed down.
Further investigations revealed that Mr. Zhenhai was previously a failed instant-noodle entrepreneur who spent 3 years in prison for blackmail.