Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Canadian Arrested On Fraud Warrant

April 4, 2008

Interpol has arrested 54-year-old Canadian Carlo Antonio Testore.

Wanted on an arrest warrant for fraud from the Western District Court of North Carolina, the Canadian is in custody awaiting the results of an extradition request filed by the United States.

Interpol spokesman Emilio León said Testore, who was taken into custody last Friday, is charged with money laundering.

A North Carolina court deputy said the warrant is “on account of this sweepstakes thing where they call people and tell them they’ve won and get them to give up their personal account information.”

Testore’s was the latest arrest in an alleged con operation, which police say involved 36 others, many of whom have been arrested on Tico soil.

The con consisted of calling victims on the phone to tell them they had won a prize of between $300,000 and $450,000, which required payment of a “security deposit” before the award could be retrieved.

Interpol arrested U.S. citizen Severin Marcel Stone, who owns a raw food restaurant in Escazú, in January for allegedly being part of the same sweepstakes fraud (TT, Feb. 1).

Stone remains in Costa Rica, fighting his extradition to the United States based on his marriage to a Tica.

His restaurant has recently been put up for sale.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 9, 2020
Costa Rica
21253 views
Costa Rica
21253 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 9, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 649 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 6,485 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Costa Rica previews new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital
Costa Rica
7559 views
Costa Rica
7559 views

Costa Rica previews new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday previewed a new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José, which could be used…

News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airports
Costa Rica
4728 views
Costa Rica
4728 views

News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airports

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health…