Poland´s most wanted white collar criminal has been arrested in the Spain along with her son.
The two fugitives are wanted in their home country on charges of running a €218 million fraud.
It is believed that the mother and son duo, Joanna S. and Mikael S had been on the run for several years.
The Spanish authorities were tipped off by Enfast (Europe´s most wanted) in mid-2019 when investigators learned of the presence in Spain of two fugitives classified by the Polish authorities as “most wanted”, as they were members of a sophisticated network of scammers.
She ran a sophisticated financial pyramid scheme and pursuaded her many high net-worth clients to make sizeable investments in works of art with promises of high profits on supposed sales that never materialised.
Investigators in Poland followed her trail all over the world and learned that the fugitives were living in hiding in the province Huelva. After multiple steps and surveillance, investigations focused on the town of Ayamonte where they were detained in an undercover operation.
The suspects are due to appear in court for formal extradition proceedings to Poland where they face sentences of up to 15 years.