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[The Civil Guard detains in Mula a fraudster specialized in the scam of "changing bills" in shops (23/12/2020)

| He is attributed with the participation in three scams committed in establishments in the town of Mula | Presumably he took the opportunity to stay during the change with amounts of money that the managers of the establishments would not detect until the cash register of the boxes at the end of the working day La Benem rita has had the collaboration of the Local Police of Mula The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, in collaboration with the Local Police of Mula, has developed an investigation that has culminated in the identification, location and arrest of a neighbor of Mule as the alleged perpetrator of the crime of fraud perpetrated through the scam known as "currency exchange.

After the investigation, which is in the 'Safe Trade Plan', a hundred legal tender bills and five euros of value have been seized, allegedly used to gain the trust of their victims.

So far, three crimes of fraud have been clarified.

The proceedings began a few months ago, when the Civil Guard began an investigation aimed at clarifying the commission of a fraud crime, committed in a business in the town of Mula.

The now detained, presumably, appeared in the store requesting the exchange of fifty bills of five euros 250 euros in total for five of 50 euros and with the same global value.

After verifying the store clerk that these bills were legal tender, he handed him five bills of 50 euros each and for a total amount of 250 euros.

Once the trust of the employee was won, the now arrested man took out a large amount of one euro coins, requesting successive changes in bills of equal value.

Finally, and after several changes of coins and banknotes of little face value, the aforementioned individual left the establishment without arousing suspicions on the part of the employees, not noticing them, until the closing of the premises and the cash settlement of the boxes, of the lack of almost 200 euros of which the alleged scammer would have seized using sufficient deception to do so.

A few days ago, the presence of the same individual was detected again in several shops in Mula, in which he carried out the alleged scam in one of them, seizing 150 euros.

That same day, the suspect traveled to another establishment to commit another scam, meaning that the same previously aroused the suspicions of the employees of this last business, as they were aware of the alleged scam committed in the previous establishment.

and observe how the said individual would have in his possession a large number of five-euro bills (100 in total for a global face value of 500 euros), money that the said individual would request to exchange for fifty-euro bills.

In this second trade, members of the Local Police of Mula and the Civil Guard appeared to clarify the facts.

After the exhaustive analysis of the modus operandi used for the perpetration of the previous criminal offenses, the civil guards obtained evidence and rational indications of sufficient entity that they proved that it was the same individual who had committed the other two scams in commercial establishments in the same locality.

The scam employed by the now detained consists of the prior choice of a public establishment in which he asks the employees to exchange a large amount of money in small bills (normally five euros), for another m s large or of greater face value.

The criminal experience of the detainee, and the need to have change on the part of the selected establishments would make it easier for him to take advantage of this ability to stay, within the framework of repeated changes, with certain amounts of money that those responsible for the premises do not throw They are still missing until the boxes are checked at the end of the working day.

Once all the evidence has been obtained, the Civil Guard has detained the suspect, a 20-year-old man as the alleged perpetrator of the crime of fraud, who, so far, has been attributed the alleged responsibility of three criminal acts one of them tentative.

Likewise, a total of 500 euros has been seized, distributed in 100 banknotes of legal tender and the same face value (five euros), used by the detainee in the course of his criminal activity.

The detainee, the money seized and the proceedings carried out have been made available to the Court of Instruction of Mula (Murcia).

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Source: Ministerio del Interior

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