The Civil Guard detained two people for staying with more than 200,000 euros of an old woman of 97 years
One of the three authors (now deceased) was the caregiver of the elderly
They took advantage of this situation to add themselves, as holders and authorized of the account of the injured
The Civil Guard of Almoradí (Alicante), has arrested two people for appropriating, in an illicit manner, more than 200,000 euros from an elderly woman of 97 years who, supposedly, they took care of. The harmed one got to have her account of negative savings reaching a situation of serious necessity.
In July of last year 2018, a 97-year-old woman, of Swiss nationality settled in Spain, reported that someone had stolen all of her savings from her current account through fraudulent banking operations.
For this reason, the agents began the necessary steps to clarify these facts, since the money stolen from the woman exceeded 200,000 euros. It should be noted that his bank account was negative, reaching the point that his living expenses had to be paid for by his own neighbors as the denouncer did not have any close relatives.
The situation of the aggrieved was extreme since it presented an evident state of abandonment and necessity, even lost the coverage of the medical insurance that it had for non-payment of the quotas.
After analyzing the documentation provided by their bank, the agents could verify that the authors turned out to be the woman they had hired as their caregiver (now deceased), the caregiver's son and the sentimental partner of the deceased.
Among the three withdrew from the bank account of the complainant, between 2012 and 2018, more than 200,000 euros.
For this, and taking advantage of the special situation of vulnerability of the complainant (advanced age, poor knowledge of the Spanish language, having no relatives in Spain to turn to, ignorance of banking procedures, etc.), the 3 investigated were added as holders or authorized in the bank account of the aggrieved, to have full access to your balance and be able to freely dispose of your money with total impunity.
To hinder a possible investigation and try not to raise suspicions, the authors opened up to five bank accounts to move the money continuously between them.
Some of the stolen money was used to buy a high-end vehicle and to build a house.
The two detainees, Spaniards, aged 57 and 30, are charged with a continuous crime of bank fraud and another of documentary falsification. Both have already been brought to justice, being released on provisional charges, awaiting trial. The Judicial Authority has been requested to freeze the balances of said five bank accounts, on behalf of the detainees, of four properties and three vehicles, one of which is high-end.
The investigation has been carried out by the investigation area of the Civil Guard of Almoradí (Alicante).
For more information you can contact the Peripheral Communication Office of the Civil Guard, at 96 514 56 60 ext. 446-406.