17-year-old and 19-year-old accused of tricking elderly women on the strip

Copenhagen Police have charged a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old man for a series of frauds committed against elderly and disabled women. the Arrests in the cas

17-year-old and 19-year-old accused of tricking elderly women on the strip

Copenhagen Police have charged a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old man for a series of frauds committed against elderly and disabled women.

the Arrests in the case are made in the context of a long strip of searches in the Copenhagen area.

this was stated by The Copenhagen Police in a press release.

Here describes the police, how the instances of fraud to light has taken place:

'instances of fraud to light have among other things taken place in november and is being done by the perpetrators of the telephone contacted by the elderly women who just lost a spouse. The person has posted to be from the tax administration or probate,' writes Copenhagen Police.

Thus it succeeded the two men to get cheated women of their NemID - and bank account details. It has made it possible for the criminals to transfer money from victims ' accounts to other accounts and then either raise them or transfer them far enough a walk.

Earlier in the year is the same method used against older women with disabilities, writes the police.

In connection with the case is the Copenhagen Police also arrived on the trail of a number of young so-called 'mules', which have made their account available for the swindlers, who have been able to carry forward the amount to them.

The aim is now to all for aiding and abetting the fraud and receiving stolen goods.

"We look with great seriousness of this type of crime against senior citizens, who in good faith and in confidence to other people is being exploited by criminals," said superintendent Ove Randrup from the Department for investigation of economic crime by the Police and elaborates:

"Our advice is to never provide the type of information over the phone to people pretending to be a bank or a public authority," he says.

As the investigations in the matter continue to is in time, police have no further details, according to the press release.

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 01:00

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