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On the street, the fraudsters offered their victims in exchange for cash to avert impending disaster. Since April, the group has cheated two women out of five-figure sums of money in this way. There is no trace of the prey.
W.Because they pretended to be faith healers and deprived others of their money, three women were arrested in Nuremberg. The police said on Friday that arrest warrants had been issued against two of the women. A man was also arrested in the matter, the police initially gave no information about his role. The suspects are between 37 and 61 years old.
In Nuremberg and Fürth in Middle Franconia, two women had been cheated of five-digit amounts each since April. Alleged healers approached them on the street and offered for cash to avert harm, said a spokesman.
After one of these rituals, one of the victims received the money, supposedly in a parcel, but found only bits of paper in it and filed a complaint. In a third case, a victim gave the women thousands of euros and jewelry.
The spokesman said there was still no trace of the loot. The Kripo continue to investigate and check whether the suspects could be responsible for similar acts. Among other things, after a tip from the population, the police arrested them on Wednesday.