Real estate fraudsters arrested – The Portugal News

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Two women, aged 32 and 57, were arrested in the town of Cascais for suspicion of fraud, forgery in writing and forgery in the amount of 80,000.

In a press release, the Lisbon Metropolitan Command (Cometlis) of the PSP specifies that 11 offenses of qualified fraud are the subject of investigations, five of forgery or counterfeiting of documents and one offense of computer fraud linked to the purchase and for the sale of houses.

“The two women, since August 2020, have worked in several real estate companies for the purchase, sale and rental of real estate, and developed an illegitimate enrichment scheme which consisted in attracting potential buyers of real estate, by Assuring them funding approval for the full value. of property, ”explains the PSP.

According to the press release, the two women would ask the people who raised “the payment of various sums, informing them that it was necessary to continue the procedures, ensure the reservation of the property, the signal effects, the effects of transfer tax, the effects real estate and stamp duty. and for the payment of future public documents, scams amounting to approximately € 80,000 ”.

“Following an investigation and in possession of the respective arrest warrants, issued without flagrante delicto by the judicial authority, the police intercepted and detained the two suspects. From the research carried out, several pieces of evidence have been gathered, ”underlines Cometlis.

As part of the operation, four search and seizure warrants were executed in the areas of Cascais, Sintra and Benfica (Lisbon), with authorities seizing various computer equipment and documents related to the crime under investigation.


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