59-year-old Chinese woman undergoes plastic surgery to escape $5 million debt

A woman from Wuhan, China decided that getting a new face would be the best way to escape her overwhelming debt.

Zhu Najuan, 59, had been ordered to pay up on her debts but she decided to simply disappear instead by undergoing plastic surgery to hide from the court and her creditors.

However, her ruse did not last long as she was caught by police in Shenzhen in July.

According to Shanghaiist, the authorities were surprised when they came to pick her up.

A policeman told China's official Xinhua news agency "She looked in her thirties and was different from the photos we had."

Zhu said that while on the run, she used other people's identifications to get railway tickets and borrowed bank cards to support herself.