The National Police have arrested four people in Cadiz and Estepona for alleged fraudulent activity to obtain Spanish residency. They were arrested for falsifying documents for a Serbian tourist who wanted to make the EU his home, and take advantage of the benefits that the EU offers its residents. The four arrested involved the Serbian tourist, a Spanish woman of Moroccan descent, a businessman and a lawyer.
According to the police, suspicion of fraudulent activity was raised by the immigration department of Cadiz on the Costa del Sol, when they realised that all the necessary documentation and paperwork to obtain residency were falsified. They were able to demonstrate that the Spanish woman, who provided false documentation to verify that she was the Serbian’s partner, was lying about the partnership. It also turned out that the businessman involved (from Bahia de Cadiz) also had a vested interest to help the Serbian become a Spanish resident, and therefore also engaged in fraudulent activities to help secure permanent residency.