Fugitive caught in Almeria

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FUGITIVE CAUGHT: Police discovered the woman identified as S.A.J.G was a fugitive from French justice. Photo: Shutterstock


NATIONAL Police in Almeria city have arrested a 71-year old woman wanted in France for financial wrong doings.

Police discovered the woman identified as S.A.J.G was a fugitive from French justice while going through hotel and hostel guest lists, locating her in her room in a guesthouse in Avenida de la Estacion.

French authorities had been looking for the woman since July 2016, and had issued an International Arrest Warrant to bring her back to her home country and to serve a seven-year prison sentence.

The police reported that the woman’s criminal activities date back to 2012, when she was president and treasurer of an association in Perpignan. In 2013 she presented another woman to the association members, who was subsequently named the new treasurer. Two years later, a number of the members reported the two women to the authorities for embezzlement, claiming they had disappeared when the association realised they had misappropriated a number of cheques, each for €2,500.

Legal investigations revealed the two had got their hands on at least €80,000 over a two-year period, and were in fact mother and daughter.

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