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Squatters caught for redoing and renting out

  • Police suspect as much as 80,000 euros could have been fraudulently taken in rent

An organised gang of squatters, who entered unoccupied homes in Marbella, renovated them and then rented them out to unsuspecting tenants has been caught.

Police say the group of Spanish nationals had carefully designated roles on the team and charged their tenants a year's rent up front.

They suspect as much as 80,000 euros could have been fraudulently taken in rent.