The GNR Chaves Criminal Investigation unit arrested on 26th October in Chaves municipality, a 45-year-old man for swindling the elderly.

As part of an investigation into various fraud crimes in northeast Transmontano, where the suspect was posing as a city council officer, approaching older people with physical difficulties and precarious conditions. He then enticed them into fictitious contracts for television services, telephone and internet telecommunication operators.

A house search at the residence of the suspect was undertaken, where the GNR seized several documents related to fraud which had been carried out.