SCAM Five people have been remanded to trial in a farm and construction equipment company impersonation case
Illustration of justice. — M.Liberty
A case of identity theft agricultural equipment and construction companies. Five people, including four Beninese nationals, were arrested. Committed to Trial, Charged with Fraud against about forty victims, we learned this Friday.
The suspects, including the French girlfriend of one of the Beninese, were arrested. arrested in the Paris region, in the center and the south of France, at the outcome of a year and a half of investigation by the research section of the gendarmerie of Lille, detailed a military source, confirming information from La Voix du Nord.
Prosecuted for fraud in an organized gang and money laundering, the suspects were referred, Thursday, to the Dunkirk prosecutor's office. They have been placed under judicial control, with a bond of 1,000 to 1,000. 5,000 euros, accompanied in particular by a ban on leaving the territory and issuing checks, indicated the prosecutor at l’AFP.
They would have usurped; identity four companies that do not have a website, to trick customers into offering them to buy fictitious material, according to the source within the gendarmerie.
Estimated damage to 520,000 euros
Around forty victims, natural and legal persons, were inventoried, in France, Europe and as far as the United States. The prejudice “recovered and esteemed” is 520,000 euros, but the gains of the network, whose “brain would be in Benin”, have “probably been far superior,” the prosecution.
The gendarmerie was put on the track at; Wormhout, in the North, after a customer claimed to one of the contractors targeted the tractor he believed he had purchased. Investigators “succeeded in finding outrun all screens” put in place by the sector to prevent the tracing of money flows, we were pleased to say. to the gendarmerie.