Greece: He impersonated the insurer and defrauded the elderly - How much money did he "pocket"

Six frauds and three attempted frauds against citizens

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Six frauds and three attempted frauds against citizens in Aigio, Patra and Corinthia were investigated by the police officers of the Aegialia Security Department.

Accused for these cases is a 48-year-old man, who is already locked up in a detention center, for similar cases.

In particular, according to the police, after the investigations by the police officers of the Aegialia Security Department, it was established that the defendant, from September 16, 2020 to April 4, 2021, committed six frauds and three attempts, obtaining illegal financial benefit, which reaches 24.000 euros, while he had attempted to withdraw another 12.000 euros.

He went to houses pretending to be the insurance company

As for the methodology followed by the accused, according to the police, he went to the homes of the elderly and, pretending to be the insurer and messenger of their children, photographed jewelry and valuables in order to value them and then removed them using the method of employment

In other cases, the accused, pretending to be a doctor, contacted his victims by phone and, under the pretext of treating their children or close relatives, asked them for money to buy medicines or machines related to their hospitalization.

So when the 48-year-old's victims were convinced by his claims, one of his still unknown accomplices would go to the victims' homes in order to collect the money.

The case filed against the 48-year-old will be submitted to the First Instance Prosecutor of Aigio.

Source: protothema.gr