National Police agents have arrested a 31-year-old man when he was trying to flee Spain from Valencia Airport after allegedly having defrauded another in the purchase of three high-end watches valued at 135,000 euros.
The police investigation began after the victim filed a complaint with the Office for Citizen Complaints and Attention (ODAC) of the Alicante Provincial Police Station, in which he stated that he had been deceived by two men in the sale of three high-end watches of his property, as reported by the Police in a statement.
The victim told the agents that the alleged fraudsters led her to believe that they were going to buy her three high-end watches and agreed on a purchase price of 135,000 euros, of which 125,000 euros would be paid by bank transfer and the remaining 10,000 euros in cash.
The victim of the scam gave them the three watches, but did not finally receive the agreed payment, since the transfer was canceled by the perpetrators of the scam before it was effective, and the cash was exchanged for counterfeit bills without it being realized. account the affected.
The alleged scammers had arranged an appointment in a reserved room of a hotel in Valencia to appear to have a "high purchasing power", to make it more credible that the purchase would take place. Given these facts, the agents of the Economic and Fiscal Crime Group of the Alicante Provincial Police Station began an investigation to identify and locate the alleged perpetrators of this scam.
After several police efforts, the agents were able to "fully" identify one of them and began their search to proceed with his arrest. Finally, they found his whereabouts at the Valencia Airport flight terminal, where they located him and was detained as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of fraud.
The other person involved has not yet been identified, so the agents continue with the investigation to locate and arrest him for the same events. The detainee, of Italian nationality and who has multiple records of fraud, has been made available to the Investigating Court on duty in Quart de Poblet.