A group of 17 defendants will go on trial for forging bank documents to possess high-quality cars that were for sale on the Internet.
The suspects posed as doctors and civilian builders, “with a wealthy financial situation,” when responding to advertisements, which were posted on the Internet, for high-end used cars. Then, they simulated payments, by bank transfer, and resold the vehicles at selling prices in Spain. But the Public Prosecution office investigated the fraud, which has already charged 17 men with a total of 133 offences. The trial is scheduled to start on Wednesday 8 March in the Viseu Court.
According to the indictment, the defendants, whose ages ranged between 22 and 50, contacted the victims on car sales websites, and used fake identity cards and bank documents to purchase cars, namely the Ferrari and Porsche brands, valued at hundreds of thousands. in euros. Payments were simulated through fictitious bank transfers, but until the owners realized that no money had been credited to their accounts, the registration of ownership of the cars was changed.
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