A former Islands district councillor was remanded in custody on Thursday on a charge of obtaining property by deception.
Wong Chun-yeung, 28, is accused of conning an elderly woman into handing over HK$100,000 by calling her and posing as her son on May 30.
The ex-councillor allegedly claimed he had been arrested for an assault case and needed bail money.
The Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Court adjourned the case until September 28 pending further investigation.
Wong, who’s currently unemployed, won a district council seat in 2019. However, he was among dozens of councillors who were ousted in 2021 due to invalid oaths.