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Spanish police score big after nuns' tip-off

03 August 2015, 08:13

Madrid - Spanish police say a congregation of nuns in the southern city of Granada led them to an organisation that allegedly defrauded as many as 7 000 victims of up to $7.7m.

Police said in a statement on Sunday they have arrested 212 suspects who allegedly used about 20 companies based in and around the southern cities of Malaga and Torremolinos to fraudulently obtain money.

The nuns told police that members of the organisation called demanding payment for advertising they had ordered. As the nuns had not ordered any advertising, they refused to pay.

Their refusal was followed by threats, a modus operandi police say the organisation used on extract money from thousands of victims across the whole of Spain.

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