Residents of Hatillo, on the south side of San José, have been victims of a fraud by two brothers who dressed as Cruz Roja (Red Cross) workers asking for donations.
One of the brothers had been a police official until last December 15.
A police operation to apprehend the two ended on Sunday when the brothers Vargas Zamora were caught “red handed” at the farmer fair in Hatillo 2.
Authorities say the men would dress like official Cruzrojistas and even carried a box for donations, just that in this case the money went into the pockets of the scoundrels and not the needs of the community.
Given this, authorities are recommending people to be more vigilant to avoid being victimzed by the unscrupulous.