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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 16:40
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.