Women used stolen cards to buy life-like dolls
Two women have been arrested in La Palma for robbery and fraud in a scam which revolved around dolls resembling real-life infants and baby accessories.
They are believed to be part of a larger gang so police are not ruling out further arrests.
The police operation is being carried out under the banner of “Reborn”which refers to the life-like dolls.
The two women are believed to have stolen at least eight wallets and used credit cards inside to buy the products online, not just dolls but several purchases of clothes, footwear and baby items too.
They then reposted them back online, offering them for sale at reduced prices.
Police set up watches and arrested the two women who were in possession of wallets which they had only just stolen. Searches of their homes revealed other items bought over the intenet, as well as personal documents and other stolen effects.
So far, agents have been able to count eight injured people and a scam of 12,536 euros.
The investigation is still open and police do not rule out the appearance of new injured parties that are related to this operation.
The detainees have been placed at the disposal of the courts in Santa Cruz de La Palma.