Man, 35, is held in scam linked to student exchanges

A 35-year-old man who used to work at a firm involved in student exchanges is in custody. Judicial agents said that he tricked students into giving him money on the promise of getting them positions in the United States and France.

The man was detained in Guápiles Thursday. Agents said there are 30 complaints involved in the case. They range from Guápiles, Tres Rios and San José.

Would be exchange students were asked to pay from 3,000 to $5,000, said agents.

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