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Convicted of extensive fraud against elderly women

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A 23-year-old man has been sentenced on Friday in a case of aggravated fraud against several elderly women.

The verdict was delivered in the Copenhagen City Court.

The 23-year-old had called 12 elderly women and by pretending to be calling from SKAT (Danish Tax Authority) or Udbetaling Danmark (the authority responsible for the collection, disbursement and control of a number of public benefits.), he managed to convince the victims that they were owed money and he needed information about their payment cards.

He subsequently used the information to make various purchases totaling around 220,000 Danish kroner.

The 23-year-old was also convicted of attempted fraud by trying the same approach with 72 other elderly women, particularly those named Hjørdis and Aase. In these cases, however, the scam was detected, and no information was given out.

The 23-year-old confessed in court and was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison.

The man, who was arrested on March 28, has previously been convicted of similar crimes.

According to the Copenhagen Police, three other individuals are still under investigation in the case.

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