Chinese students jailed for exploiting KFC app glitch to get unlimited free chicken

<p>A 23-year-old student accidentally found the glitch in the app and swindled thousands of worth of food</p> (Getty Images for KFC)

A 23-year-old student accidentally found the glitch in the app and swindled thousands of worth of food

(Getty Images for KFC)

Five Chinese students ended up in jail after one of them exploited a glitch in KFC’s online ordering systems to get an unlimited supply of free chicken and then resell them to friends.

A 23-year-old university student, identified as Xu, swindled KFC out of £6,500 worth of free food in just six months after he first discovered the loophole in its mobile application in 2018.

He then shared the secret with four of his friends and five of them together carried out fraud of worth £15,500 of chicken before they were busted by police, Thepaper.cn reported.

Xu was jailed for two and a half years and fined £700 while his friends were jailed for period between 13 months and two years.

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Chinese restaurant Joy’s Village attracts students with its homey environment and homemade food

Joy’s Village storefront located near north campus. Credit: Christian Harsa | Asst. Photo Editor

Tucked in the basement of a plaza on the corner of North High Street and Woodruff Avenue is Joy’s Village, a family-owned Chinese restaurant voted best international food near campus by Lantern readers this year.

Joy’s Village has served the Ohio State and Columbus communities since 1986, making it a well-established spot for students to find authentic Chinese cuisine, Ivy Choo, co-owner of Joy’s Village, said. 

Choo’s husband, Jackie, took over from the previous owner 30 years ago and has served authentic Chinese, Cantonese and Hunan cuisine ever since. 

“Everything is made from scratch –– that includes the sauce and other ingredients used in our recipe,” Ivy Choo said. “The recipe is based on a family recipe from Jackie and his brothers.”

Popular menu items include General Tso’s chicken, orange chicken and mapo tofu, Choo said,

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Winter Break Grab and Go Food Bags program provides students food over winter break – News

Redbirds frequently face issues with food insecurity, especially over long break periods when dining centers close.

With the help of the Food Insecurity Committee, the ISU Police Department, and the School Street Food Pantry, the Winter Break Grab and Go Food Bags program was born to help bring food to students that need it.

This past December, more than 2,000 food items were donated over three days, with Illinois State faculty and staff donating a large portion of the items. “The idea moved to action quickly, thanks to partnership with ISUPD and School Street Food Pantry,” said Associate Dean of Students Jill Benson, co-chair of the Food Insecurity Committee at Illinois State University.

“A scheduled University break is not a positive or relaxing time for all students.”

Gina Hunter, member of the Food Insecurity Committee

In coordination with the School Street Food Pantry and volunteers, the donations were received, bagged,

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