Hotel customers arrested for document forgery and computer fraud

The Judicial Police, through the Northern Board of Directors, identified and detained a man and a woman for the alleged falsification of documents and computer equipment, which occurred late yesterday afternoon at a hotel in the city of Porto.

The suspect couple attempted to make a payment for staying at the hotel using fraudulent credit card data in the name of a foreign citizen.

Following the steps taken by police, suspected false passports, as well as bank and tax documentation obtained with those documents, were seized from the suspects. Allegedly used for the commission of new offenses.

The true identity of the detainees is still to be established which will be fully clarified through international police cooperation.

The detainees, aged 20 and 47, will be present at the first judicial interrogation to decide appropriate pre-trial measures.


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