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Woman in Limassol arrested in alleged energy grants scam

Police arrested a 41-year-old woman, who allegedly deceived citizens and extracted a sum of money exceeding €60,000

The arrest of a 41-year-old woman, who allegedly deceived citizens and extracted a sum of money exceeding 60,000, was made on Friday by the Limassol Police Department.

According to the police, the 41-year-old allegedly presented herself as a representative of a company of her own interests, stating that she could undertake the submission of applications and secure sponsorships from various energy programmes of the Energy Ministry, as well as state grants for renovation of houses in the countryside.

For each application, the complainants paid a sum of money, but in the process they found that they were victims of fraud.

From the investigations so far, it appears that the case involves more than 30 complainants.

The woman is under investigation for theft by false representation, theft by proxy and money laundering.

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