Search under way for ‘mastermind’ of bank-scamming gang

Police on Saturday were looking for a 49-year-old man believed to be the ringleader of a gang that used falsified documents to draw money from the accounts of deceased depositors.

Six suspected members of the gang were arrested in October and investigators are now looking for their alleged boss, following a tip-off that he was sighted in Halkida, on Evia, using a false identification card and tax declaration form to withdraw 250,000 euros from several accounts belonging to a man who died in July.