Con man arrested for extorting money from elderly victims

in World · 02-08-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

A man has been arrested after being found extorting money from two elderly citizens by taking their pensions and then “lending” them back the money that rightful belonged to them.

The man was detained in Almada, Setubal district, for extorting money from the pensions of two senior citizens over a period of 10 years, to whom he “loaned” small sums of money to afterwards, and would demand interest on, the GNR reported.

According the GNR “the suspect conned the two elderly victims out of money from their retirement pension and a disability subsistence pension, the victims handed over the money to the man every month”.

The detainee, a 64-year-old man, would insult and threaten the victims with death “as a way of making sure that the victims would hand over the pensions,” the GNR said.

The elderly victims would meet the suspect daily, and he would give them “small sums of money so they could survive, this money would then have to be paid to the suspect at 100 percent interest rate.”

“Because of this the pensioners lived in deplorable conditions, the home where they lived had no water, electricity or gas,” the GNR added.
The suspect was arrested red-handed while receiving the victim’s money, following a three month investigation by police in to the case.


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