POLICE in Roquetas de Mar arrested a man wanted by the German authorities for fraud.
Germany had issued a European arrest warrant for 68-year old A.G.H.A. in connection with a case dating back to 2005, when he applied to work with an international company based in Frankfurt. He falsely claimed he was a qualified lawyer and social worker, producing fake certificates. The company took him on, paying him nearly €12,000 over six months.
He went on to claim unemployment benefit on a number of occasions in 2006, receiving more than €7,800 euros to which he was not actually entitled.
In 2011 a court in Mainz ordered a two-year, three-month prison sentence for falsifying documents.
International police cooperation led to the fraudster’s location in Roquetas and his arrest.