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A French man has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence for trying to pass off a PlayStation 4 as a bag of produce. The 19-year-old had the crafty idea of putting Sony’s system on a weighing counter intended for fruit and veg, and then paying for it via a self-checkout till. It means that he ended up stumping up around €9 (~$10) for the €340 (~$389) console.

He then went on to sell the system for €100 (~$114) and bought a train ticket with the profits. So effective was the scam, that the teenager tried to repeat it the next day, but was caught by police and sentenced this week. We imagine he probably wishes he'd purchased an orange now, but at least he only partially pilfered the platform, right?

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