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Gang of six used stolen IDs to take out loans

Police in Thessaloniki are looking for six suspects who are believed to have obtained the personal information of two victims, which they then used to take out loans totaling almost 500,000 euros from several banks in the city. Officers said on Saturday that they have built a case against the six men, aged between 27 and 44, but have not yet arrested them. They said that the men were all ethnic Greeks from abroad but did not reveal any further details. The suspects allegedly obtained the tax documents and identity cards of two people. They also forged pay slips from the victims’ employers and used all this documentation to apply for bank loans. Police said that the gang was thus able to take out a number of loans from different banks. The identity of the victims was not revealed.