Ex Pavia councillor arrested for swindling elderly

(ANSA) – PAVIA, FEB 17 – Italian police on Wednesday arrested
a former city councillor in the northern city of Pavia on
suspicion of swindling money from the elderly.
    Tax police arrested Sergio Contrini, 65, social services
pointman in Pavia from 1990 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2004, and
head of the local elderly service company from 2004 to 2014.
    The company runs a care home, a geriatric hospital and a
disabled centre.
    Contrini is suspected of scamming over one million euros from
the people in his care, police said.
    He allegedly swindled the elderly and the disabled out of their
money, using an accomplice to whom the money was given.
    The accomplice, Douglas Di Modica, a 41-year-old Brazilian, was
also arrested.
    “Contrini assiduously skimmed assets and cash from the accounts
of he elderly and vulnerable he as supposed to be helping,” said
    He was said to be “very attached” to Di Modica. (ANSA).


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