Following a report of theft involving various unauthorised transactions using a bank debit card in late December 2015, officers from the RGP’s Serious Crime Unit launched an investigation that saw enquiries conducted at various local retail establishments and the retrieval and reviewing of CCTV footage from various locations.
These enquiries in turn led to 6 reports of Fraud by False Representation being received from various retail establishments in Gibraltar, involving the purchase of items such as perfumes and electronic goods with an approximate total value of £1500.00
The investigation culminated with the arrest on Friday 8th January 2015 of 32yr old Diana GARCIA NUÑEZ, a Spanish national resident in San Roque, Cadiz, Spain, for the offences of Fraud by False Representation and Theft.
At the time of her arrest, she was found in possession of some of the goods purchased through the fraudulent use of a bank debit card as well as a small quantity of cannabis resin.
She was processed and interviewed at New Mole House and later charged as follows:
• 7 x counts of Fraud by False Representation
• 7 x counts of Theft
• 1 x count of Possession of a Controlled Class B Drug (Cannabis Resin weighing approximately 4.3grms)