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Charity begins with a home
Fraud Romanians arrested in Mogán
Two Romanian women who conned tourists out of money with a charity scam face prosecution for fraud after their arrest in the south of the island.


Tourist towns like Mogán always attract some scammers
Tourist towns like Mogán always attract some scammers
© Guido Haeger

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08.11.2015 - The women approached holidaymakers in various resorts in Mogán with an official-looking petition to save a care centre for the mentally handicapped from closure.  People who signed up were then persuaded to make a donation to the centre.  Some of the tourists reported that they had felt coerced and even threatened into contributing by the aggressive behaviour of the women. Police quizzed the Romanians about the intended purpose of the proceeds and carried out background checks which revealed that the home was fake and the women had flown in recently from northern Spain for the winter season to continue their long-running scam.   



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