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They arrest a neighbor of Don Benito with 24 € 100 fasossy tickets
Actualidad Extremadura | Monday, September 27, 2010 13:46 | Province of Badajoz
Agents of the Civil Guard have arrested a young man of 26 years, neighbor of Don Benito, when he was driving on a path of Torre de Miguel Sesmero (Badajoz) with 24 counterfeit 100 euro notes.

As reported by the Civil Guard in a press release, the events occurred this past weekend when the driver of a tourist to detect the presence of the Civil Guard on a road, "clearly tried to avoid crossing" with agents "changing direction by the BA055 road where it was intercepted. "
After identifying the driver and inspecting the vehicle, the guards found 24 bills in the back seat, which "upon initial assessment by their tact seem false", and after a "thorough examination" it was found that the tickets were indeed false.
In particular, the agents concluded that they were false because of signs such as the lack of roughness of the printing on paper; the "non-coincidence of the value of the bills"; do not change the image in the holographic park and that "the thread of security is almost negligible".
The proceedings together with the detainee are made available to the Olivenza Court of Instruction, and now the Civil Guard continues the investigations aimed at locating the origin of the fakes and knowing if they had "placed" a fake banknote in any locality in the area .

TIPS FOR DETECTING FALSE NOTES
Faced with this event, the Civil Guard makes a series of recommendations to users to detect counterfeit bills, such as touching the print "in relief, which gives the bills an unmistakable touch", as well as looking at the bill to watch the mark of water, the security thread and the reason for coincidence, which are "perceptible elements on both sides of the bill".
It is also recommended to rotate the bill and on the reverse side you will see the brightness of the iridescent band, and in the case of the highest value tickets, "on the front you can see the hologram and on the back the ink that changes color".
Finally, it is also advisable to rotate the ticket and on the obverse of the lower value tickets, the changing image of the holographic band will be seen.

MÁLAGA, 18 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) - Eight years are requested for two people accused of buying food and a console with fake money
   The Malaga Prosecutor's Office has requested a total of eight years in prison for two people, a man and a woman, accused of buying certain products, such as food and a console, with fake euros in different commercial establishments; merchandise that they paid with bills superior to the cost to obtain money of legal course or that they tried to give back, also, to have authentic currency.
   According to the provisional findings of the prosecutor, which had access to Europa Press, the accused, along with two other unidentified persons, agreed to buy in different shopping centers in the province with fake money, "being aware of the falsehood of the same".
   Thus, the public prosecution considers, according to its initial writing, that they acquired the merchandise "already for itself, and then to return it in the same establishment interested in the reimbursement of the amount paid and thereby obtaining legal tender notes". According to the document, the purchases were made in December 2008.
   The public prosecutor indicates that in one of the establishments of Corner of the Victory (Malaga) they acquired several effects and part of them were later recovered inside the vehicle property of the defendant. Later, they bought a cup in another shopping center in the Malaga town of Vélez-Málaga.
   The prosecution maintains that they paid three euros for that object, although they gave a 50-euro bill, so they got the return of the payment in legal tender. They did the same when they supposedly went to a supermarket to buy oranges and a sandwich. Finally, they went to another establishment to buy a console and its accessories, objects valued at 200 euros.
   After a few hours, the letter continues, the defendants tried to return these effects, but failed to get the money back when the manager noticed that the money given "was false." For the prosecutor, it is a crime of possession of false money, for which he requests four years in prison and a fine of 3,000 euros for each one.
   In addition, he accuses them of a continued lack of fraud, for which he requests two months of a fine of 10 euros per day, which is 600 euros. The trial is scheduled to be held in the Ninth Section of the Audience of Malaga next Wednesday, September 22.

VALENCIA, 18 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Arrested four people accused of swindling with the scam of the 'Rip Deal' 550,000 euros
   The National Police has arrested in Alicante four individuals involved in two scams committed by the procedure known as 'Rip Deal' or dirty business, which involves making money exchange operations outside of any banking control. The scammers carried out some operation of lesser value and, after gaining the trust of the victims, defrauded them amounts amounting to 250,000 and 300,000 euros, in each of the scams committed by different scammers.
   As reported in a statement on Saturday the Police Headquarters, this type of scam involves locating, usually through the Internet or press, advertisements for the purchase and sale of high-value properties. Scammers get in touch with future victims, pretending to be wealthy businessmen from various countries interested in acquiring property.
   Specify appointments in luxury hotels to negotiate the details of the transaction, where they take the opportunity to declare to the seller that they have a certain amount of black money or currency from another country that they want to exchange for euros and put into circulation, or change 500 euro bills for the same amount in 50 euros bills, offering in return a commission that is usually around 10 percent.
   Given the succulent offer and the presence of these people, appearing a high social status, and making small operations previously that accentuate confidence in these people, there is usually no suspicion that it is a fraudulent business, so take the opportunity to make a transaction of large amounts of money.
   Scammers often give counterfeit banknotes to the victims in exchange for the sum agreed in euros or on bills of lower value. In certain cases, they use violence to obtain the spoils if the victim doubts the authenticity of the operation.
   In the first case detected in Alicante, the scammers got a booty of 250,000 euros. The Provincial Brigade of the Judicial Police, after a meticulous investigation, managed to identify and detain three people involved.
   Days later, another person was cheated in a similar way. The scammers managed to appropriate in this case 300,000 euros. The events took place in the vicinity of a luxury hotel in Valencia, where the victim moved with a family member to carry out an operation to buy a local in Alicante.
   After the transaction, the victim realized the deception, since the money received was nothing more than photocopies of 500 euros bills, the scammer reacted violently and threatened to kill the victim and a relative who accompanied him, appropriating forcibly of a Porsche Cayenne vehicle, owned by the victim.
   When having knowledge of these facts, the Provincial Brigade of Judicial Police initiated the investigation and managed to stop to the swindler and to recover the luxurious vehicle.
   In this last event, the criminals, highly specialized in this type of scams, even invited the victim to spend a few days in a tourist city in Italy to gain their trust and appear to be business people with a high purchasing power.
   The investigations on these two cases continue open in order to clarify the facts and arrest other possible perpetrators.

Zaragoza, Aug 5 (EFE) .-

A man of 41 years has been arrested in Zaragoza for having in his possession a large number of apparently fake notes of fifty euros, according to local police sources in Zaragoza.

The man was discovered when a merchant of the market of Zaragoza that was celebrated yesterday, Wednesday, in the parking of the Expo required the presence of the Local Police because he detected that he had been paid a commercial transaction with a 50-euro bill that he thought was false .

The police officers located the person who had made the payment and found in his possession a large number of 50 euro notes apparently false.

The individual who carried them, M.F., 41, was arrested and brought to justice. EFE
 

MURCIA, 20 Aug. (EUROPA PRESS) -

   Two individuals cheat with a counterfeit ticket to the store clerk in the Murcia neighborhood Infante Don Juan Manuel and try to do the same in a cafe near the area, without success, as reported to Europa Press police sources.

   The events occurred when, at 17.50 yesterday, a citizen was addressing a group of citizen security agents warning them that he had witnessed two individuals trying to cheat with a counterfeit bill the waiter of the bar where he was, who finally realized of the scam and did not accept the money.

   Thus, the agents proceeded to make a batde in the area, identifying two individuals whose description corresponded to the characteristics given by the witness and after caching them they confiscated three fake notes of 20 euros each.

   At that moment, and after spotting the agents, the shop assistant who had been swindled, came out to let the agents know
She had been deceived and that, minutes after the sale, she realized that the bill was false.

GIJÓN, 14 (EUROPA PRESS)

Three Madrileños detained in Gijón for using fake notes of 200 euros
 
Agents of the National Police of Gijón proceeded to the arrest of three men from Madrid who are charged with a crime of forgery and issuance of counterfeit currency as the 'passers' of fake 200 euro banknotes with which they made three purchases in as many shops of Gijón.
 
As reported by the Police through a press release, the detainees are RL M of 30 years and JARM of 33, who had a large criminal record for counterfeiting currency, in addition to JR CB, 24, who lacked background police and accompanied them to go "learning the trade."

The investigation began after receiving the first complaint on August 4 in which one of these individuals had made a payment for the purchase of DVDs in a computer store.
On August 5 and 6, purchases were made with this type of notes in a supermarket and in a fish market. In both cases the amount of the purchase did not reach 20 euros to get the rest of the money and launder the capital.

The notes were forgeries that lacked the basic safety measures if they were subjected to a thorough examination, missing the change of color in the watermark, and not accurately matching the traces of the value of the ticket in the upper corner, so that when looking at the bills against the light, the contours could be seen discontinuously.

On the other hand, the color and texture resembled a real bill and even the pen-which helps detect counterfeits-failed to write on it, giving the ticket as authentic, in one of the shops where I carry out this check, given the suspicions of one of the employees.
The payments were made by two characteristic young people whose description was provided by the victims: both of them about thirty years of age, one of dark complexion that wore two tattoos visible one at shoulder height and another one in the form of eight between the thumbs and the index and another of smaller stature than the previous one, of thick build and frontal baldness.

Once the information on the persons who had paid and on the characteristics of the counterfeit banknotes was collected by the Delegate for Citizen Participation of the Gijón Police Station, an alert was made to all the merchants, so that they could take precautions on Euro-banknotes. special on those of that amount- and they were warned of the physical characteristics of those responsible.

Likewise, the agents assigned to the Judicial Police established a device in the City Center in order to locate these individuals and proceed to their identification. This intense device paid off on August 12, when they were intercepted in an establishment in the center of the city, having been identified as their physical appearance and clothing were fully matched with the detailed information provided by the victims. The two wanted men were accompanied by a third individual who was also arrested.
ORGANIZED
It was found that the three were neighbors of the capital of Spain and that the two wanted in Gijón were being claimed by the researchers of Zaragoza to have acted as "passers" in seven shops in that city.

The detainees belong, according to the Police, to a criminal organization that is dedicated to the distribution and counterfeit banknotes in the national territory. The incumbents would occupy in the organization the lowest step, the one of "passador", paying with the ticket, collecting the money of legal course given like change and delivering the benefits to the organization in exchange for a percentage.

The 'modus operandi' consisted of making purchases of small amounts of money by paying for counterfeit bills of 200 euros, unusual in daily commercial traffic, so that in each transaction they obtained good economic benefits that reverted into the criminal network.
Its performance in the cities was carried out in short periods of time, in this case alternated Zaragoza and Gijón, to avoid acting continuously and be detected, thus moving to other urban centers where to continue distributing the money and go unnoticed among the many visitors and tourists in these summer dates and the continuous transfer of foreign people in hotels and hostels.
It is not the first time that this happens in Gijón, since in the month of November of the year 2007 two Bulgarian men were arrested, who were intervened 6,216 euros and many hair beauty products. In 2008 the merchants were also alerted by the presence of individuals who were trying to pass fake 50 and 200 euro notes. On that occasion, given the variety of pins, the authorship of those who committed these acts could not be determined.

GIJÓN, AUGUST 2010 (EUROPA PRESS)
 
Arrested for paying with counterfeit bills in a local hospitality
 
The National Police arrested at dawn on Friday a 29-year-old native of Iraq wanted for having paid with fake 50 euro bills in various catering establishments. The facts were revealed after the complaint made by the owner of a hotel establishment located in a shopping center in the city.
The woman explained that on July 27 an individual paid a drink with a 50-euro bill, and then asked the employees to change another ticket of the same amount, which turned out to be both false.
The same individual tried to perform the same operation two days later in another hotel establishment but left running after an employee recognized the falsehood of the note.
In the early hours of last Friday morning and thanks to the description of those affected, he was arrested by a patrol while he was traveling down Roncal Street. After processing the corresponding report, he was brought before the courts.

 
 LA RAZÓN 22 July 10 - Alicante -

THE POLICE INTERVENES FALSE NOTES
 
The National Police of Elda-Petrer yesterday intervened high-quality counterfeit hundred euro notes that were going to be "placed" in large areas and gas stations, in an operation in which a man accused of the crimes of counterfeiting has also been arrested and drug trafficking.
In the operation, the police agents seized 20,000 euros in counterfeit 100 euro notes, about two kilos of substance to adulterate the drug and more than 70 grams of cocaine.

Apparently, the arrested, 41, used drug addicts as "passers" of counterfeit NOTES.
 
 

OVIEDO, 20 Aug. (EUROPA PRESS) -

Arrested a Sevillian minor for paying at a pharmacy in Gijón with a fake note

   Agents of the Gijón Police have proceeded to arrest a seventeen-year-old Sevillian accused of committing a crime of counterfeiting currency. The detainee tried to pay a drug at a pharmacy in Gijón with a fake 50 euro note.

   As reported by the Police, the incident took place last Thursday, August 19. The agents were required to go to a pharmacy located in a shopping center in the city, where they had retained the aforementioned individual who intended to pay for a medication with a false bill, that the infrared detection machine that the establishment has recognized as false.

   When the agents arrived, they were able to verify, in effect, that the bill with which the individual had intended to pay lacked several of the security measures that carry the legal tender notes.

   In the subsequent search to which the individual was subjected, another 50 euro note was found, with the same numbering as the note he had previously intended to pay for, which was folded and hidden inside one of his shoes.

   The detainee has been brought to the attention of the Juvenile Prosecutor's Office. He does not know police records for other criminal acts.
 
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