In Zagreb, 22 individuals have been indicted by USKOK for their involvement in a criminal association and fraud. These defendants claimed to be police officers conducting a fake investigation into bank employees who were circulating counterfeit banknotes. Through deceitful means, the group obtained illegal financial benefits from 89 elderly individuals.
The first defendant managed the group and was responsible for convincing victims with their false story, ultimately leading to the theft of money and jewelry. After an extensive investigation, USKOK filed an indictment against these defendants before the County Court in Zagreb. The charges include planning and executing fraud offenses in conjunction with other defendants and unknown persons as part of a joint operation.
According to the indictment, the defendants called elderly individuals from call centers and presented themselves as police officers tasked with protecting their property. Once trust was established, they would visit the victims’ addresses to collect money and gold jewelry. The group is said to have obtained property benefits worth 1,045,005.64 euros at the expense of 89 elderly individuals.