Bad-check allegations land trio in detention

Three persons accused of victimizing persons who were selling goods through newspaper classified ads have been placed in preventative detention for three months, the Poder Judicial said.

The trio and a fourth person who already is behind bars are accused of fraud because the allegation is that they used stolen or otherwise worthless checks to obtain 5 million colons worth of items. These included pedigreed animals, portable computers, clothing, shoes, and other items, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. There are some 12 different allegations pending, said judicial agents.

The case was made by the Unidad Especializada en Estafas of the Ministerio Público. The trio was detained in Paso Ancho. They were identified with the last names of Valenciano Campos, Vargas Hidalgo and Solís Guerrero.

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