The Civil Guard has reported this Friday that it has arrested a man in Tenerife as the author of a crime of fraud for appropriating donations from La Palma valued at 15,000 euros and selling them in second-hand stores.
The detainee offered his help to a charity association in Tenerife to transfer the belongings and food that he had managed to collect to La Palma, the Civil Guard says.
The alleged scammer posed as a manager of a false solidarity association and contributed three containers to load them with all the donations.
After the transport was delayed, the affected association contacted him to find out the reasons for the delay, and received in response a video in which several people were seen unloading and distributing belongings. However, the images were old and did not correspond to any real transfer to the island of La Palma.
Investigators have verified that the containers are in the same place where they were filled, in the town of San Isidro.
Civil guards of Granadilla de Abona have carried out several searches authorized by the investigating court number 4 of that town.
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