Court sentences fraudster to nine years

The regional court in Olomouc has sentenced a Přerov woman to nine years in prison for defrauding creditors of more than 11 million crowns. The woman borrowed funds from creditors by posing as a lawyer, businesswoman and investments expert. Lenders were promising attractive returns which never materialised. Earlier, the defendant was sentenced to 8.5 years for similar crimes in Slovakia. Police caught up with the fraudster in Přerov; at the time of her arrest she reportedly owned several luxury cars in her name and was renting several apartments.