Fraudster who posed as ministry employee held in Crete


Police in the Cretan port city of Hania on Thursday detained a 37-year-old woman who is alleged to have posed as an employee of the Finance Ministry to trick people into giving her money for her to ostensibly settle their financial obligations to the state.

The woman is also alleged to have used the tax registration numbers of companies to embezzle money from various firms and individuals, sources said. Investigators traced a total of 12 cases that have been linked to the suspect.

A raid on her home turned up various forged documents.