A 36-year-old woman from Nicosia was remanded on Thursday for four days after she was reported for allegedly taking money from unemployed people with the promise that she would secure them jobs at the Limassol port.
Limassol police said they had so far secured four complaints against the woman.
According to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), the case emerged after a 25-year-old unemployed man from Limassol, reported to the police that he gave €1,670 to the suspect, which was supposed to cover air fare and his stay in Athens, including courses from a private company. All these were necessary he was told by the suspect so that she could secure him a job at the Limassol port as a security guard.
The 25-year-old’s sister, 33, also paid the suspect €1,790, with the promise of a job at the port.
A third person, also an unemployed man, reported the he too gave the suspect €1,790, and another €400 as down payment for his sister, who was interested in working as a security guard at the port.
They all reported the 36-year-old, after she disappeared with the money. The suspect was arrested on Wednesday.
The head of the Limassol CID Ioannis Soteriades, said that more reports have started to arrive in other districts as well.
Soteriades urged members of the public to be very cautious and avoid giving money without receipts and guarantees.