Neustrelitz (dpa / mv) - wrong game with corona quick tests? Police and public prosecutors in the Mecklenburg Lake District are investigating a man who is said to have caused damage of more than 100,000 euros in connection with rapid corona tests. The 24-year-old was wanted on an arrest warrant and caught a few days ago in Neustrelitz, a police spokeswoman said on Monday. There is a suspicion of commercial fraud against him. However, it is still unclear whether the 24-year-old with a relevant criminal record had accomplices.
The man is said to have offered companies and interested parties large quantities of such rapid tests over a long period of time without even owning any. Since the companies and interested parties reportedly transferred money before delivery, the damage quickly added up. During searches in Neustrelitz and Torgelow (West Pomerania-Greifswald), around 8,000 euros in cash were found with special money-sniffer dogs, which are said to have come from the fraud. The money was confiscated.
Where the rest of the money went is still unclear. The spokeswoman did not want to give any further details, such as the exact period and the type of "offers", with reference to the ongoing investigations.