Nuns' tipoff leads Spanish police to arrest 212 in fraud case affecting up to 7,000 victims

August 2, 2015 6:51 PM

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MADRID – Spanish police say a congregation of nuns in the southern city of Granada led them to an organization that allegedly defrauded as many as 7,000 victims of up to 7 million euros ($7.7 million).

Police said in a statement Sunday they have arrested 212 suspects who allegedly used some 20 companies based in and around the southern cities of Malaga and Torremolinos to fraudulently obtain money.

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