Milan, 15 Sept. (askanews) – Yesterday in Milan, the policemen of the Mecenate police station carried out a precautionary custody order in prison against an Italian of North African origin who pretending to be a specialized technician would have defrauded at least four elderly people. This was reported by the police headquarters of the Lombard capital, explaining that the arrest came at the end of an investigation that lasted over a year coordinated by the Adjunct Eugenio Fusco, directed by the prosecutor Francesco Cajani and conducted by staff of the anti-fraud Pool of the section of judicial police of the Milan prosecutor’s office.
The investigation began in 2018 after the complaint presented by the first victim, robbed from his home by a person who presented himself as an A2A technician. After this blow, according to the accusation, the arrested person would have acted at least three more times, posing as a Telecom technician in some cases: after having stolen the victim’s trust, he took possession of money and precious objects and, at least in one case, he had also taken possession of the ATM, and then managed to withdraw a large sum of money.
The visits of the “fake technician” were always preceded by phone calls from a “fake switchboard operator”, who then contacted the victims again, to distract them, as soon as the accomplice entered their apartment. For the man, the charges are of aggravated theft and improper use of credit cards.