British tourist’s ‘theft scam’ revealed by Turkish hotel
A hotel in the southern Turkish province of Antalya has filed a criminal complaint against a British customer for plotting a “theft scam,” local media reported on June 5.
According to the reports, 28-year-old British citizen Craig Mcgrogy claimed on June 4 that his passport and 4,500 pounds that he left in the safe of his room at a five-star hotel in the southern Turkish province of Antalya were stolen.
The hotel inspected security camera footage, which showed Mcgrogy himself placing his passport near a wall at the entrance of the hotel and carefully pushing it toward the plants before filing the complaint.
“We called the police and showed them the footage. Our customer confessed that he plotted the scam to get the money from the insurance company to pay for dental treatment bills,” the hotel’s security manager Abdullah Düzgün said, adding that this was the first time they have experienced a “theft scam.”
Although the hotel filed a complaint, Mcgrogy was released by the police, according to the reports.