Czech police detain Hungarian thought dead, who now faces charges of fraud

Czech police have detained a Hungarian national who was reported dead by his wife in 2001. The unnamed individual is now wanted back in Hungary on charges of fraud, said police in Budapest Tuesday. The man’s wife said that he had drowned while windsurfing on holiday in Greece, she is now being questioned by police in Hungary as an accomplice. The man had taken out several life insurance policies in 2000, worth more than 200 million forints (1.15 million USD), and he also bought travel insurance before going to Greece, Hungarian police said in a statement. His wife had subsequently tried to cash the insurance policies without success.

Author: Rosie Johnston