Rabat - The director of a money-transferring agency in Marrakech has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax with the aim of obtaining MAD 130,000.
Rabat – The director of a money-transferring agency in Marrakech has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax with the aim of obtaining MAD 130,000.
In a statement released by the police prefecture on Sunday, the police stated they received a telephone call by the alleged director of a money transfer agency in the El Azzouia district of Marrakech. The caller claimed to be victim of an armed robbery, and that MAD 130,000 had been stolen from him while he was on his way to deposit the money into a bank.
When police arrived, they spoke to the slightly injured caller and opened an inquiry. Upon examining video surveillance, they discovered that information given by the agency director was false, and that further details regarding time and place of the action did not make sense.
On June 18, an investigation revealed the alleged crime to have been made-up as an attempt to embezzle money.
A man has since been placed in custody for investigation under the guidance of the public prosecution, before he is transferred to court.