"Hello, it's Crédit Lyonnais! There has been a fraudulent debit on your account"... A young man of 19 years, domiciled in La Verrière (Yvelines), has just been sentenced to two years in prison by the criminal court of Versailles. He will also have to serve an additional ten months' imprisonment after the revocation of a suspended sentence.
Recently identified by the police of Versailles, the young man, judged in immediate appearance, was prosecuted for having participated in a theft committed to the prejudice of an elderly person, in Chesnay-Rocquencourt (Yvelines). On June 27, the victim received a call from a man who claimed to be an agent of Crédit Lyonnais. He wants to warn her that a fraudulent debit has just been found on her bank account.
He also leaves with a replica of a painting by Gauguin
A few seconds later, he passes him an accomplice, perfect in the role of the policeman ... He works at the judicial police, he says, and a plainclothes officer will soon come to his home to allow him to shelter his valuables. It's true: someone soon knocks on the door and the elderly person, who has not detected anything of the deception, entrusts him with a dozen valuable jewels. In his flight, he embarks on the passage ... a replica of a painting by Gauguin.
Investigators used video surveillance of the residence and managed to identify the young "plainclothes officer". The young man denied his involvement during all his hearings.