Repeat Offender with 224 Prior Convictions Faces Fraud Charges
Erdi Konyalıoğlu, who was brought to court on charges of fraud after claiming to be a police officer, has a staggering 224 prior criminal records, according to police reports. He has been ordered to be remanded in custody for a period not exceeding 60 days.
Alpaslan Yavuz, a police officer from the Nicosia Criminal Branch, presented the facts in court.
The police stated that on February 8th, at around 14:40, Konyalıoğlu went to the Moonstar Currency exchange located on Hasan Tahsin Street in Ortaköy. He falsely identified himself as Officer Salih and demanded to purchase £1000, claiming, "Don't you recognize me? You're getting old." Despite not being a police officer, he managed to deceive the cashier into giving him £1000 without paying for it and fled the premises.
The police further explained that upon reviewing the CCTV footage of the incident, they observed Konyalıoğlu taking the money while the cashier was busy attending to other customers and subsequently leaving the establishment with the funds. Konyalıoğlu was arrested on February 8th in Famagusta for a similar fraudulent act.
Following the completion of the investigation in Famagusta, the suspect was brought into custody the previous day. The police revealed that Konyalıoğlu has a staggering 224 previous criminal records and has been incarcerated numerous times. As a result, they requested that he be detained for trial.
After evaluating the testimony, Judge Jale Ergüden ordered Konyalıoğlu to be remanded in custody for a period not exceeding 60 days.