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first_imgA 40-year-old Lithuanian man was remanded in custody for four days on Friday on suspicion of defrauding a Russian businessman of close to $107,000 (€93,000) in 2013.The suspect, a permanent resident of Peyia, was arrested at Larnaca airport on Thursday on an arrest warrants issued last year.The case was initially reported to police in November, 2015, but when officers went looking for the suspect, they found out he had left the country for an unknown destination.Financial crime investigator, Sergeant Athina Pambori, told the Nicosia court the money was part of a $5m deal to purchase nuts.The initial transaction concerned 24 tonnes of Iranian pistachios for $213,900. The Russian businessman transferred half the money to an account in Piraeus Bank. He was sent an invoice along with other paperwork but two-three months later and the nuts failed to show up.It was followed by an exchange of messages and phone calls between the two until the businessman demanded to have his money returned.The suspect promised to return the money but again to no avail.He was arrested at 7.47pm on Thursday at Larnaca airport and transferred to Nicosia.He denied the accusations verbally but has not given a formal statement yet. You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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