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Madrid woman commits 67 crimes in six months

Police in Madrid have arrested a woman who they said committed 67 crimes within a six month period, using her daughter as accomplice.

Madrid woman commits 67 crimes in six months
Spanish police stand by their van. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP.

The woman was accused of one robbery involving violence and intimidation; another 11 robberies with force; 15 crimes of falsified documents; 15 counts of stolen identity and 25 incidents of scam, according to a report in Spanish newspaper 20minutos reported on Friday.

Police said the woman managed to commit all alleged crimes in less than six months.

El Pais newspaper reported the woman to be 44-year-old María Milagros I. R. of San Blas and her daughter to be Rosa María M. I., 19

El Pais also wrote that the case was still under investigation and the number of crimes could increase.

Police began investigating in November of last year when they learned about various robberies where documents and wallets were stolen from victims and later used to make online purchases, obtain credit and set up telephone lines.

Victims of theft later reported credit card charges from stores or websites they had never visited.

Investigators then started to make the connection between the crimes and were able to locate the women.

El Pais reported that the mother has been arrested previously for similar crimes.

When police went to the woman's house, they found multiple objects from the crimes, including six national identity documents, two computers, four pen drives, a large quantity of the items purchased online, eight phone cards and a falsified work contract.
 
Some of the stolen items had also been sold to third parties.

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Spanish court approves extradition of UK murder suspect

A court in Spain has approved the extradition of one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, sought for his suspected role in the murder of a teenager in 2015.

Spanish court approves extradition of UK murder suspect

The decision will now go before the country’s cabinet for approval.

Spanish police arrested David Ungi in May in the town of Coin near the southern resort of Marbella on May 5th as he signed up at a gym at a shopping centre.

British police believe Ungi, 30, was involved in the fatal shooting in 2015 in Liverpool of 18-year-old Vinny Waddington.

Ungi, who left Britain less than 24 hours after Waddington was killed, is also wanted by the British authorities for alleged heroin trafficking.

Spanish police carried out the operation to arrest Ungi in cooperation with Britain’s National Crime Agency, which had put Ungi on its most-wanted list.

The Spanish coast has long been a popular bolthole for British criminals fleeing the law, because they can blend easily into the thriving expatriate communities.

There are about 290,000 British nationals officially registered as living in Spain, making them the fourth-largest foreign population in the country, according to national statistics institute INE.

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