A 31 year-old man has been arrested in Elche for faking his own kidnapping in order to hide gambling debts from his partner. The man called 091 to report that he had just been kidnapped and had a large sum of money stolen.
However, at the police station he change his statement and came clean about the pretence. It is believed that the man did withdraw cash on the day of the faked kidnapping, but gave it to the person he owed money to. He was arrested for simulating a crime.