Citrus broker in Spain investigated for defrauding 40,000 Euro

The Guardia Civil of the Valencian municipality of Paiporta has uncovered a scam worth 40,000 Euro that was allegedly perpetrated by an orange broker. He was found to have forged documents and forced a third party to purchase the production from a field for a much lower price than initially agreed.

As revealed by the investigation, the person investigated caused the theft of mandarins in the field and then re-negotiated the price of the remaining production. In this way, the individual purchased all the mandarins, including the stolen ones, for a lower price than they had agreed by signing on a paper napkin in a bar.

The agents discovered that the broker was also practicing other forms of scam, such as usurping the identity of a producer in the licenses of a mandarin variety, causing serious damage to the victim.

The individual has been charged with the crimes of fraud, theft and documentary forgery following an investigation by the Roca team of the Guardia Civil of Paiporta, report legal sources.



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