Cyprus Mail

Scam suspect held over until December trial

Paphos District Court

Paphos district court decided on Friday that a 66-year-old man arrested earlier in the week in connection with a scam involving €600,000 should be held in custody until his trial at the criminal court.

The trial is set to begin on December 17.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a case where a retired teacher was scammed into giving €600,000 to three men who pretended to be town planning employees.

Along with the 66-year-old, a 56-year-old from Nicosia has already been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, while police are still looking for the third person involved.

The case was reported in January this year, while the offences took place between October 2016 and November 2017.

The retired teacher was asked to hand over €600,000 to three men who pretended to be employees of the town planning department and told that her house would be listed and the money would be returned to her by the state.

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