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Test center scam: police arrest suspects

A man wears handcuffs.  © Stefan Sauer/dpa/Illustration

A man wears handcuffs.
(© Stefan Sauer/dpa/Illustration)

Roßdorf/Darmstadt (dpa/lhe) – – Two men from southern Hesse are said to have cheated the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians by more than one million euros with falsified statements from their corona test centers. The 26 and 29-year-old suspects were arrested in Roßdorf (Darmstadt-Dieburg district) and taken into custody, the police and public prosecutor announced on Wednesday in Darmstadt.

A total of 21 private apartments and company premises in Darmstadt and the Darmstadt-Dieburg district were searched during the large-scale operation on Tuesday. According to their own statements, the investigators secured extensive evidence. Detectives have been tracking the suspected scammers for more than a year. They are said to have operated 29 test centers. It is also determined against seven alleged accomplices between the ages of 21 and 38 years.

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