Cyprus Mail

Two men wanted for €3,400 scam


Police on Thursday were looking for two men, both aged 48, suspected of stealing €3,400 from a 72-year-old woman last year in Paphos.

The scam was reported to the police by the woman who said that in September last year, the two men had agreed to help her secure a loan through a company they both knew, through legal procedures and after signing the relevant contracts.

According to her complaint, the two men had initially asked for €400 to prepare the contracts through the lawyers.

Then, they asked her to deposit €3,000 in the bank account of one of the men.

After the elderly woman deposited the money, she failed to receive any update about her loan, she told police.

Police investigations revealed the two suspects reside in England. Local authorities issued arrest warrants against them but have not yet been able to locate them.

The two are being investigated for conspiracy to commit a felony and obtaining money under false pretenses.

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