TWO business partners of a dental clinic in Alicante City centre were arrested for allegedly defrauding patients and staff.
They reportedly received advance payment of numerous and costly dental treatments and then closed the business without warning, causing clients to lose around €30,000. Employees were also affected as they were not paid their salaries.
In August they announced that the clinic was closed for the summer holidays, but never re-opened in September. National Police received numerous complaints from patients who had pre-paid for treatments.
Among those affected are other dentists which also worked at the clinic who had not been paid for their services. Following investigations, the business partners, both aged 38, were arrested.