The man, who has several previous arrests for fraud, allegedly forged a bank statement from the charity’s bank account in order to obtain three mobile-phone contracts and to purchase a collection of books via the Internet.
The man convinced his female accomplice that they were going to set up an online publicity company, which is why they needed three mobile telephone numbers and for them to be in her name. The bills, however, would go to the charity’s bank account, thanks to the forgery.
It wasn’t long before the manager of the charity came across the payments to the mobile operator for November and December.
A total of 505 euros had been charged to the account for the phone bills and for the books, so the manager immediately reported the matter to the Almuñécar Guardia Civil post.
It didn’t take long to track them down and they were taken in to be booked and then being released without bail pending trial.
Editorial comment: Surely the girl must have realised that having her name and DNI on the phone contract would lead the police directly to her? Never mind!
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)