Authorities in China are looking for a woman who was dubbed the nation’s “most beautiful criminal” after her mugshot went viral.
Qingchen Jingjing, believed to be 19, is accused of being part of a seven-member gang that swindled customers in bars and tea shops in Mianyang, Sichuan.
Investigation started after a man complained of being scammed out of thousands of yuan at a bar in the city’s science and technology district.
Police determined that Qingchen’s gang had been operating for at least six months, targeting drunk customers.
Three gang members are already in custody, The Cover reported. Qingchen, whose mugshot was released last week, remains at large.
Her role in the crimes is unclear.
A former classmate told Beijing News that Qingchen was referred to as “classroom beauty” and proved to be popular among boys.
Meanwhile, a former colleague described her as extroverted and proud of her appearance.
Qingchen’s mugshot has been widely shared across Chinese social media.
Netizens also praised her beauty, believing that her future is still bright– if she turns herself in.
Weibo users commented:
“She could be the prison flower.”
“With that look, I may also be fooled.”
“She could earn much more being a livestreamer than a bar scammer. Being a scammer is very hard work.”
“This is probably the one person in all of China who least wants their photo to go viral.”
“Here’s an advice to Qingchen! You’re still very young. You have an advantage over many people. Your most correct choice is to surrender. The law will make a fair judgment! Other people can’t compete with you! Your future is very good, don’t regret it for the rest of your life!”