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Paphos fraudster arrested

A 62-year-old man from Paphos was remanded in custody for three days on Friday in connection with posing as a lawyer and defrauding people.

The man was arrested on Thursday after he was reported to police by a 32-year-old woman from Romania.

The woman claimed that between October 2013 and July this year, she gave the suspect around €11,000 so that he could pay her personal and company fines.

At the end of July 2014, the woman had also asked him to collect the compensation she was paid by an insurance company for an accident she was involved in earlier that month.

After two months, the 62-year-old told her that the insurance company had disagreed with the amount and suggested they sued.

The suspect also took €800 to register a new company for her.

Police found out that the suspect had not paid any of the fines and never registered any company.

It appears he also pocketed €2,443 that the insurance company had issued to the woman’s name.

Officers determined that the man was not a member of the Bar Association.



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