Solar panel fraud leads to Utrecht arrest
Police in Utrecht arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of swindling residents in a solar panel scam. The suspect visited several homes promising to install solar panels, and collecting a deposit in advance for the work.
“However, the solar panels were never delivered,” police said in a statement. They received 31 different complaints about the same criminal racket since September last year, they added.
Investigators arrested their suspect, who lives in Utrecht, on March 30. A judge remanded the suspect into custody after a search of his home, police said.
The investigation is ongoing, police wrote, saying more arrests and charges are possible.