Cyprus Mail
Crime Cyprus

Extortion investigated after woman buys flat that doesn’t exist

Handcuffs 04

A-48-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly extorting €125,000 from a Larnaca resident with the promise of selling her an apartment that did not exist.

Police said the woman reported that the suspect introduced himself last August as the owner of an apartment building that was to be constructed in Larnaca and extorted from her €125,000 in total for the purchase of a flat.

When the woman realised she had been lied to, she reported the case.

The 48-year-old is being investigated for money extortion and money laundering.

Related posts

Private doctors head calls for quality control in hospitals

Gina Agapiou

Police car set on fire as demo turns violent

Nick Theodoulou

President to inaugurate Paphos Innovation Institute on Friday

Bejay Browne

Limassol Water Board working to cut down leaks

Staff Reporter

Coronavirus: 113 new cases, FM self isolating

Nick Theodoulou

Okypy defends its decision to join Oev

Evie Andreou