Fraudster Fools Folks With Fake Flights

Some things are just too good to be true…

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A Madrid man has been nabbed by Spanish police after allegedly selling fake plane tickets worth almost $70,000 to 67 Paraguayans for a made-up airline. He was arrested for a nearly identical crime in 2009.

Dario Alberto, 43, allegedly advertised his fake plane tickets to Paraguay on the radio and with street pamphlets. He sold them only to Paraguayan nationals, through a website and two locations near central Madrid. Alberto was arrested in 2009 for selling 21 people fake flights from Madrid to Equatorial Guinea, according to a statement from the Spanish National Police.