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Prostitute cons john out of €40,000

The Local · 14 Mar 2012, 08:55

Published: 14 Mar 2012 08:55 GMT+01:00

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Annett R., who co-runs a brothel in the eastern town of Bautzen, reportedly stole the ID card from 29-year-old Sebastian G., one of her regular customers, it was reported in Bild newspaper on Wednesday.

“My sister took the ID card from Mr. G. and gave it to me,” her brother Maik R., 26, testified in court on Tuesday. “It was clear to both of us that we were going to use it to get money.”

Maik forged an address sticker with his own address and stuck it to the ID card. “Then I opened an account with his details at the Norisbank and applied for €39,200 in credit from ‘easy credit,’ ” he told the court.

Maik R., who apparently looks reasonably similar to Sebastian G., was only required to identify himself with the ID card at a post office, and the money was transferred to the new account. “I spent €13,000 on electronic appliances and a BMW straight away,” Maik said.

Unfortunately for Maik, police were keeping tabs on his real account through a separate fraud investigation, and they soon noticed immense transfers from a certain Sebastian G. He had reported his ID card “lost at a DIY shop,” though he later admitted visiting the brothel.

The court sentenced Maik R. to 18 months in prison, but his conviction triggers a previous suspended sentence for internet fraud which will be added. Annett R., 25, now faces a similar trial.

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Your comments about this article

09:31 March 14, 2012 by The-ex-pat
He had reported his ID card ¦quot;lost at a DIY shop,¦quot;

That is the excuse you use when you leave it at the local video rental, this was lost in at social network meeting.................err, so I am told.............
11:06 March 14, 2012 by Jibzy
Bad day for the three people involved. It would be tragic though if Mr. G was married or in a relationship.
11:52 March 14, 2012 by Gretl
"reportedly stole the ID card from 29-year-old Sebastian G., one of her regular customers"

This is how you treat your regulars? You bite the hand that feeds you? Germany does not understand the concept of customer service!
13:47 March 14, 2012 by Bigfoot76
I wonder how they will come up with the money to repay the man......
19:50 March 14, 2012 by Dizz
Hold on, so Sebastian G owes the bank? Poor mf!
21:08 March 14, 2012 by wxman
Dog bites man story. Why should this surprise anyone?
22:42 March 14, 2012 by bobmarchiano
i thought the photo of the person was on German ID

The bank and the post should be partly responsible

Giving a 30,000 loan to someone with just a ID with a sticker on it

When I applied for my loan of 12,000 it took more then

a picture ID
06:58 March 15, 2012 by HerLinder
Just goes to show.......hookers are hookers and johns are dumb, needy johns.

Yuk! Who wants to be where 10 others have been already tonight? Gives me the willies!
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