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Arrested for alleged fraud of €17,000

A YOUNG woman was arrested after her 55-year-old colleague from Liopetri reported her to police for taking €17,000 from him under false pretences over the course of two years.

The 27 year old woman from Dherinia had allegedly claimed that since 2013 she had been telling the man her friend was ill and needed money for treatment, according to Famagusta police spokesperson Giorgos Economou.

The man started to get suspicious and got in touch with the supposedly ill friend who told him there was nothing wrong with her.

After police arrested the woman she said that the two of them had been clear from the start that the money was given as a loan.

She was set free and will appear in court on a later date.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, the young woman had asked him for €10,000 at another time using false pretences however he did not follow through.

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