A Chinese national reported missing 12 years ago has finally been found after NSW police arrested him for shoplifting.
The now 40-year-old man, who came to Australia in 2003 to study, initially gave police fake identification when he was arrested.
He was reported missing by NSW Police in 2007 and has not had contact with his family back in China since 2004.
The man was arrested at a Parramatta shopping centre on Saturday and has been issued with an infringement notice for shoplifting.
Police were able to confirm the man's identity as he initially gave officers a fake name.
The man has been referred to the Department of Home Affairs.
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