TWO beekeepers made a faux €96,000 insurance coverage declare by saying 1,200 bee hives had been stolen from their Ontinyent farm in Valencia Province.
A father and son have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Xativa.
They’d already swindled €20,000 from an insurance coverage firm over a earlier faux hive theft declare.
It’s been revealed that the European Union had awarded a €45,000 grant to their bee protecting enterprise.
A Guardia probe uncovered false declarations to Valencia’s Agriculture and Livestock division which confirmed an enormous overestimate of what number of hives the boys owned.
The Guardia labored with a non-public investigator from the insurers who grew to become very suspicious after quite a few complaints had been filed by the duo about hive thefts.
The daddy, 44, and son, 22, have been charged with fraud and faking a criminal offense.