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Paphos man arrested for collecting dead father’s pension

A Paphos car salesman was charged and released on Friday in connection with collecting his father’s pension years after he died.

The 48-year-old was arrested after it transpired that he allegedly took around €37,000 from his father’s bank account, apparently using a forged document presenting himself as his representative.

The father, who died in 2011, received a pension of €2,500 per month. Since his death, the social insurance office had transferred some €65,000 to his bank account.

Police said the family was obliged to inform the authorities of the man’s death.

The suspect started taking the money between 2013 and 2014, police told the Cyprus Mail.

Authorities got suspicious after a form that the deceased man had to fill had never been returned to the social insurance department.

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