Fake gas company employee fraud arrested
Beijing reporter repeatedly disguised as "gas company employees" home "free" check, specifically to swindle the elderly alone at home, the four suspects were currently criminal detention by Haidian police.
According to Zhang Lao, who lives in Haidian District, he said on April 21st he was cheated of 6,000 yuan in cash by two men who claimed to be "gas company employees." They said that gas safety inspection, inspection, said Mr. Zhang Lao gas supply hose aging, free replacement for him a hose; also known as gas stove has a leak, the proposed maintenance. "We have supporting manufacturers can come to service," the man in front of Mr. Zhang Lao's face and manufacturers.
A moment later, two "factory" personnel came to check, "identified" the stove does have a problem to be repaired, the temporary replacement of gas stove can be provided during the return of the factory, but Mr. Chang Lao first pay 6000 yuan deposit. Fear of leaking gas is not safe, Mr Zhang did not think too much agreed, to the other 6,000 yuan in cash. After the "factory staff" replaced the cooking stove, they left with two gas company employees. Mr. Zhang Changlao's daughter returned home, but found that alternative gas stoves work extremely rough, is simply defective products. Mr. Zhang Lao was fooled, call the police.
Police investigators from Haidian Criminal Investigation Cell surveillance video and found that this is a four-person gang, they take the minivan to the area, remove the gas stove from the car, after the car cheated to leave the district.
Half a month later, the police found that the minivan parked in the Palazzo Vecchio in Daxing District, Dunshou nearly a week and found the car back and forth early every day, wandering around in the city, and finally stopped in front of some old quarters. Two men put on uniforms, pretend Gas Company employees, knocking door to door. The other two from the car and then remove the gas stove or range hood, into the home fraud.
On May 16, four people were arrested when they wanted to go out to defraud. The car was taken prisoner uniforms, multiple deposit receipts and 12 bad gas stoves and hoods. The receipt shows that this group of people have committed 5 crimes within 3 days and scamped more than 2 million yuan.
Four claiming to be fellow, accidentally learned that this method of fraud, they tried to buy 100 yuan each from Hebei to buy some residual gas stoves and range hoods and bought fake uniforms, specializing in home-alone elderly committing the crime, Just over a month more than a dozen successful fraud.
The two first entered the house with fake identities of employees of the gas company and changed their hoses to cheat the owner for free. After they trust their gas stoves or range hoods, two other accomplices who pretend to be factory workers to "repair problems." After returning to the factory overhaul to provide temporary replacement grounds, cheat away "deposit."
Police Tip: The elderly alone at home to raise awareness of safety precautions. Home gas equipment damage, call the regular manufacturer warranty call. Encounter company employees on-site service, you should carefully verify their identity, and call the company to confirm the phone.