Mar 17, 2014 7:14 PM
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Greek police say an Orthodox priest and an unemployed accomplice are under arrest on fraud charges, accused of running a bogus job placement organization that scammed at least 166 people desperate for work.
The 30-year-old priest and his 45-year-old accomplice are accused of bilking victims out of a total of 78,000 euros ($108,500), promising jobs that never materialized in what appeared to be a pyramid scheme dating to 2009, police said Monday in the northern city of Thessaloniki.
The two suspects, who were not named, were arrested Sunday after police searched their homes.
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