12 Mar, 2023 @ 13:30
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Spain’s Civil Guard arrests man accused of stealing more than €11,000 from dead pensioner he used to care for

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THE SPANISH Civil Guard has arrested a man in Seville on allegations that he spent more than €11,000 using the credit card of a pensioner he used to take care of. The victim had died when the supposed theft took place, and is also thought to have included the robbery of jewels worth around €1,300. 

The alarm was raised by the man’s widow, after she found a number of unauthorised transactions on her husband’s bank account and that had been made using his credit card. 

The spending included luxury hotels in Madrid, plane and train journeys, tickets for theme parks and furniture, according to the Civil Guard. 

The authorities soon focused their investigations on the victim’s carer. This allowed them to locate the jewels, which had been sold on by the alleged thief, aged 38, and were identified by the wife. 

The man was arrested in Coria del Rio in Seville, and has been accused of offences of fraud and theft. 

He has been jailed without bail.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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