Two held over pen­sion scam

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Po­lice in At­tica yes­ter­day de­tained two Greek women, aged 54 and 65, who are al­leged to have de­frauded the So­cial Se­cu­rity Foun­da­tion (IKA) out of a to­tal of 40,000 eu­ros by us­ing forged doc­u­ments to claim the pen­sions of their de­ceased par­ents.

The women, who were ar­rested yes­ter­day in two sep­a­rate raids on their homes, both face charges of forgery and fraud. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors, the 54-year-old used forged doc­u­ments twice – in Septem­ber 2011 and in July 2012 – to reg­is­ter her dead fa­ther as el­i­gi­ble for a pen­sion with IKA, thus pock­et­ing some 30,000 eu­ros. The 65-year-old used sim­i­lar bo­gus doc­u­ments to de­clare her dead mother as a pen­sioner with IKA last Septem­ber, pil­fer­ing 10,000 eu­ros.

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