Police officers from Kurów accepted a report of fraud while selling apples. The notifier reported that he lost 50 tons of these fruits worth 30 thousand. zlotys, and it all started in October this year.
A fruit farmer from the Kurów commune was contacted by phone by a man who introduced himself as a representative of a Czech fruit purchasing company. He was interested in buying apples. A resident of the Kurów commune, running a farm, had 150 tons of apples to sell. The men got along and a few days later two trucks full of apples went to the buyer. The men kept in touch by phone and e-mail and agreed to make further deliveries. The farmer sent the buyer the data for the invoice and waited for the money to be paid for the fruit sold.
After the fruit-grower sent the apples to the recipient, he found an entry on the online agricultural market about the company to which he sent the fruit. He contacted the person in the ad. It turned out that the advertiser fell victim to a fraud during a transaction with the alleged “Czech” and in this case it may be similar.
In order to verify these findings, the 40-year-old from the Kurów commune tried to contact the seller, but the man broke off the contact, did not answer the phone and did not reply to e-mails. So he contacted the shipping company that shipped his apples. It turned out that the “Czech broker” redirected the transport of apples from the agreed place to the commune near Hrubieszów, sold them to another person there, paid the transport company in cash and disappeared.
Proceedings in the case of this unusual fraud lead the Department for Combating Economic Crimes of the Puławy headquarters. Police officers from the Łódź Province are also dealing with a similar case.