| He used false advertisements for the sale of vehicles through the Internet to obtain cash for his alleged sale | So far, five criminal acts committed in Murcia, Córdoba, Madrid, Pontevedra and Las Palmas have been clarified The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, within the framework of the operation 'Poblando', has identified, located and detained in Mazarrón a woman who, allegedly, was engaged in committing scams through the internet, through the fictitious offer of vehicles secondhand. So far, the one now arrested is attributed the alleged responsibility of five crimes of fraud in Alhama de Murcia, Pozo Blanco (Córdoba), Arroyomolinos (Madrid), Redondela (Pontevedra) and Costa Teguise (Las Palmas), not ruling out the existence of more victims for similar crimes. The proceedings began at the beginning of the year, when a neighbor of Pozo Blanco (Córdoba) reported in a Citizen Service Office of the Civil Guard that he had been the victim of a scam through the internet. The complainant reported that, after agreeing to purchase a vehicle that was offered on a popular sale website, he formalized the payment agreed with the seller but the latter did not deliver the vehicle. The first investigations allowed the investigators to verify that the offer had been made by a neighbor of Mazarrón, so the main line of investigation on these indications was established. Shortly afterwards, the Civil Guard identified the person who had collected the amount agreed for the sale and found that, in addition to the Cordovan case, there were more criminal acts linked to the suspect. The investigative phase of the operation allowed the civil guards to verify the commission of four more cases, with a similar modus operandi, which, because they had been committed through the internet, were located in Alhama de Murcia, Arroyomolinos (Madrid), Redondela ( Pontevedra) and Costa Teguise (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), in which, adding the first case, the total amount scammed is around 10,000 euros. After obtaining all the necessary evidence, the Civil Guard established a search device on the suspect, which has culminated, in recent days, with her location and arrest as the alleged perpetrator of the crime of fraud. La Benemérita continues with the open operation to determine if there are more victims of these criminal acts and to find out if there are more people involved. The 60-year-old Spanish detainee from Mazarrón, along with the proceedings, has been made available to the Trial Court of Totana (Murcia).
Source: Ministerio del Interior