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Criminal investigators from the Krumovgrad District Office have discovered and detained a man involved in a telephone scam in which a 78-year-old local man handed over BGN 10,000 and three gold coins.

This was stated by the Regional Press Center of the Ministry of Interior in Kardzhali.

They remind that the crime was committed on April 13 around 2:30 pm in Krumovgrad.

After search operations, on April 15, a 60-year-old man was identified and detained who had acted as an intermediary, took the money and handed it over to another city on instructions given to him over the phone.

Pre-trial proceedings have been instituted in the case based on texts from the Criminal Code for fraud.

The Criminal Police Group and an investigating officer are continuing to clarify the case.

The telephone fraud is the first in the Kardzhali district this year.

In the previous two years - 2021 and 2020, no such crimes were committed on the territory of the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, according to the Regional Press Center of the Ministry of Interior.

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