FISHY TALE: Three arrested for €20,000 fraud and identity theft in southern Spain

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BUBBLE BURST: The suspects face charges of identity theft and a €20,000 fraud. Photo Credit: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA Civil arrested three individuals from Roquetas de Mar, Almeria on charges of identity theft and a €20,000 fraud.

The detentions followed a Roquetas restaurant owner’s report that someone had made a €6,000 order for fish from one of their suppliers using their business fiscal details.

The Guardia discovered the order had been made using a system under which it is not necessary to pay for a delivery immediately on receipt. The fraudster went on to increase the value of the order to €20,000.

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Officers arrested two suspects on November 12 when the supplier arranged a meeting with the person who made the order in a market in Granada province. When they frisked the pair they found documentation with details related to the suspected fraud. Subsequent investigations led to the arrest of the individual who had arranged the meeting.

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