CARMEN MARIN, who oversaw a holocaust of dogs and cats while serving as manager of Torremolinos’ municipal dog pound, is now facing fraud charges.
As reported in Euro Weekly News (Issue 1637), the former head of the local animal pound was convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to almost four years in prison after slaughtering more than 2,200 healthy animals and using money raised pursuing her own pleasures.
Whilst Marin carried out this horror show, she allegedly dishonestly requested funds from members of her hoax charity as well as the aid of Torremolinos Council.
The Prosecutor’s Office has requested that she also be accused of defrauding members and individuals as she made pleas for funding to help the illfated animals gain publicity for adoption.
Those donating did not realise that she was euthanising the animals and using the money to lead a lavish lifestyle.
The Prosecutor has also challenged the requests of Marin’s defence for dismissal of the case. In December, the court of Torremolinos estimated that more than €100,000 had gone towards her personal expenses in the form of shopping, luxury hotel stays, driving lessons, cars and meals in restaurants.
The total outstanding balance stolen is estimated at more than €380,000 at present, part of which came from Torremolinos Council.
Torremolinos Council awarded the pound a caseta (fairground booth) with a lease until 2047 but at least 59 mysterious cash payments were made for which she is accused of renting it out and pocketing the funds herself, despite it supposedly being a non-profit entity.