Deadly ac­ci­dent scam.

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A woman in the Athens neigh­bor­hood of Koukaki helped po­lice to catch a 28-year-old Bul­gar­ian man af­ter he al­legedly at­tempted to con money out of her by claim­ing that her sis­ter had caused a car ac­ci­dent in which a child was killed. The sus­pect re­port­edly called the uniden­ti­fied woman pre­tend­ing to be a po­lice of­fi­cer, and told her that her sis­ter would go to jail un­less she paid 4,500 eu­ros for him to ar­range her re­lease. The 28year-old was re­port­edly work­ing with a fe­male ac­com­plice who spoke to the vic­tim on the tele­phone, pos­ing as her sis­ter and back­ing the man’s story. The woman im­me­di­ately re­ported the in­ci­dent to the po­lice, who sent of­fi­cers to ar­rest the 28-year-old at the spot where she had been in­structed to de­liver the money. Po­lice also have rea­son to be­lieve that the sus­pect had suc­ceeded in us­ing the same scam on at least four oc­ca­sions in the Neos Cos­mos area. His fe­male ac­com­plice is still at large.

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