The “collector” for an international fraud gang is on trial in Klagenfurt: Because they stole a total of 636,000 euros with the bail for invented accidents.
Despite all the warnings, the scam has been working for years: after professional scammers have scouted out their victims – for example with seemingly harmless telephone surveys – they fake an accident involving a close relative. An 80-year-old woman from Klagenfurt, for example, was led to believe that her daughter had run over a young mother in Italy. The daughter could only be saved from prison if she paid a high bail. And already 60,000 euros were gone! How many perpetrators make Carinthia unsafe with these tricks is unclear – at least two suspects could be caught. A suspected “collector” must answer to judge Christian Liebhauser-Karl on Friday morning. The woman is said to have helped steal 636,000 euros from the victims. Her job was to secure the loot. Also verdict for carpet fraudsters confirmedThe knot density in carpets has occupied the Supreme Court – and obviously for a very long time: Almost two years ago, two carpet dealers were convicted of fraud at the regional court in Klagenfurt after they crossed Austria with excessive costs for carpet cleaning and abstruse It is estimated that more than 300,000 euros had been stolen. Only now have the guilty verdicts been confirmed. Among other things, because the costs of cleaning far exceeded the value of the carpets.
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