Greek pop idol Michalis Hatziyiannis detained over suspect car theft report

Pop singer Michalis Hatziyiannis and his accountant were detained on Wednesday on charges of submitting a false statement after the latter allegedly reported to police that the license plates of the singer’s Ferrari had been stolen.

According to the accountant’s statement, which was submitted to police earlier this week, the car had been parked in the southern suburb of Glyfada when unknown thieves removed the plates. But a police probe revealed that the car has been in a showroom, with its license plates removed, since 2009.

Hatziyiannis is alleged to have acquired the vehicle in 2008 but to have had payments pending.

Both the singer and the accountant were released pending further investigation.