Greek police arrest 6 family members for lucrative inheritance scam

A policeman is among six people, all members of the same family, that have been arrested for fraud after they allegedly obtained some 1 million euros in cash and more than 20 properties by pretending to be the relatives of people who had died.

Police said that the gang, which included a 76-year-old grandmother and her three grandchildren, had been operating in Athens since 2000.

Its members forged the wills of 16 people in order to inherit large sums of money and properties in various parts of the capital, as well as Ioannina and Kavala.

The 22-year-old policeman who was allegedly part of the gang has been suspended from duty.

Authorities said that they are seeking one more person, a British national, in connection with the scam.

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