According to local authority of Hai’an county of Jiangsu province, a group of health food vendors were sentenced for imprisonment of up to 13 years.
The suspects were charged for conducting sales fraud as professors and medical experts, selling cheap health food as medicine of special use to elderly consumers. The group was also fined for 160,000 yuan.
The group started to conduct illegal health food sales targeting elderly consumers since 2015, earning over 3.2 million yuan by over 600 cases.
The sales usually started with free gifts and physical tests towards elderly consumers, and then sell health food at very high price towards the targeted consumers. (Source: Xinhua)