Through Laurent Derne
They are suspected of having defrauded dozens of banks. Three aged men 23, 25 and 31 years old have been detained in detention, Sunday October 17, 2021, after being indicted for ” organized gang scam, use of forgery and money laundering ”, according to the Toulouse prosecutor’s office, confirming information from the radio 100%.
Fake checks, real cash
Their technique was both simple and effective: using a false identity, they opened a bank account into which they deposited stolen checks. Before immediately removing the sum in cash.
A period of several days being necessary for the banks before confirming the validity of a check, the scam could prosper quietly and the trio, originally from Pakistan, calmly scour the Occitania region: Lot, Aveyron, Tarn …
Thousands of euros in damage
And the Upper Garonne, therefore, cemetery of their dreams of wealth, where the police PJ From toulouse arrested them, Friday, October 15, 2021. In total, the damage would amount to several thousand euros.
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