By John Smith • 26 January 2021 • 10:43
Palma taxis (stock photo)
IN 2018, a conman approached a Palma taxi driver’s association offering to provide competitive insurance for local drivers.
A few months later, after supplying an attractive quote, he was paid €3,500 to cover six taxis and handed over what appeared to be legitimate insurance documents.
Later however it became clear that this was a con and there was no insurance, so the six drivers had to approach a genuine company to ensure that they were driving legally.
The individual was charged and a local court, having found him guilty, has imposed a 21-month sentence suspended for two years, fined him €1,080 and required him to refund the full amount paid to him by the drivers.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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