Spanish woman faked kidnapping in Dominican Republic
Madrid.- Spanish police have detained a 22-year old Spanish woman for faking her own kidnapping in the Dominican Republic in order to obtain money from her father for funding a musical production.
A police communiqué says she was arrested on Thursday at Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez airport.
Her father, who lives in Barcelona, received a phone call from the Dominican Republic on August 15th in which he could hear his daughter crying and a man with a Latin American accent threatening him that his daughter’s life was in danger.
Three days later he received another call demanding a ransom payment of 6,000 euros (almost US$8,000).
The young woman had traveled to Santo Domingo on August 14th without telling her family and with no return ticket, to meet a young man she had met online and formed a romantic relationship.
The police identified her companion and suspected kidnapper and provided the information to the Dominican National Police via Interpol, and they were able to locate the couple at his home.
The young Spanish woman confessed that it had all been staged to obtain money from her father in order to finance a musical production, as she wanted to be a singer.
Dominican police detained the couple. The man, a 23-year old Dominican citizen, is under arrest in Santo Domingo, while the woman was sent back to Spain for arrest upon her arrival in Madrid.
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