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Woman arrested in connection with subsidies fraud

Limassol police have arrested a 30-year-old colleague of a 41-year-old woman who is in custody in connection with a subsidies fraud.

The 41-year-old is being held in custody in connection with a case of embezzlement with false representation, theft by a representative and money laundering in Limassol.

The amount of the fraud in question is rising daily as more people testify.

Police arrested the 30-year-old woman on Sunday afternoon, after she testified of her involvement. She is expected to be brought before the Limassol district court on Monday morning for a detention order.

So far, complaints have risen to 22 with the amount of the fraud exceeding €90,000.

The suspect allegedly told the complainants that she would apply to secure subsidies from various projects and energy programmes of the ministry of energy as well as grants for renovation of houses in the countryside.


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