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Italy: Several young women used to fool older men. The damage amounts to 1 million euros

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Young women have been used in a love affair to trick older Italian men. The damage amounts to one million euros, according to the police, according to Euronews.

The women were allegedly employed in nursing homes to do various household chores. But they had to persuade single men in Calabria, southern Italy, to lend them money.

They had sex with the victims, who were between 70 and 90 years old, according to Europol. Various scams were used to persuade men to lend them money, including personal health problems or the illness of a family member.

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One of the victims lost almost 20,000 euros, while another suffered two heart attacks after one of the women secretly administered Valium to him before robbing his house.

The European police agency Europol said the criminal organization behind the scam had been dismantled, with 13 arrests being made on Thursday.

Police from Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Romania took part in the investigation.

“Victims were transferring large sums of money to women,” Europol said in a statement. “Only one of the victims lost almost 20,000 euros due to this scam. Other members of the criminal group collected the money and then transferred it to Romania through various money transfer services. The criminal assets were then laundered in Romania through investments in real estate, vehicles and gold. The investigation estimates that the criminal group managed to obtain over 1 million euros through this criminal activity. During the investigation, law enforcement identified 56 members of the criminal gang, 16 of whom were key players in the scheme. Investigators have located some of these suspects in Romania, Germany and the Netherlands. “

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