Silesian detectives from the Criminal Department of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Katowice have carried out a successful operation against a group of fraudsters who were involved in scamming money from elderly people.
Thanks to the quick reaction of the police and the bank management, the transfer of funds abroad was blocked and a 20-year-old man who was associated with the fraudsters was arrested.
The man was tracked down in Katowice, where he and three others were making a transaction. It turned out that the day before he had received 129,000 PLN from a 73-year-old woman, which was obtained from her through the “grandchild” and “police officer” scams. The detectives managed to recover more than half of the defrauded money, which the man had left with his acquaintance.
The arrested man was charged with fraud, which carries a sentence of up to 8 years in prison. He was also placed under police supervision and banned from leaving the country by the prosecutor’s decision. The case is ongoing, and the investigators do not rule out further arrests. Thanks to the effective police action, the group of fraudsters who harmed elderly people has been exposed and neutralized.