By Sarah Keane • 06 December 2020 • 13:49
MAN arrested for using counterfeit notes in a number of establishments in Valencia
A 32-year-old man has been arrested in Ontinyent in Valencia for circulating counterfeit bills throughout the town. Policia Nacional were first alerted to the fraud when several business owners complained that payment were being made with fake notes. The alleged perpetrator either made small purchases or asked for change to get rid of the bills.
Following a police investigation it was established that the man was operating a criminal gang whereby, as well as spending the cash himself, he would hand notes out to several others to spend or change locally. One of those also arrested was the leader’s partner.
A search of the criminal’s house uncovered a large quantity of counterfeit money. The accused, who has a criminal record, was released on bail with the understanding that he is to appear before the judicial authority when required. Two of his three accomplices also have criminal records.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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