GUARDIA Civil in Palmanova have arrested 40-year-old G.A., a Spaniard of French origin, on suspicion of passing himself off to householders as a gas company representative, gaining fraudulent access to private homes and charging for his “services.” As the Bulletin reported last week, elderly home owners, especially foreign, were taken in by the fact that he was wearing what appeared to be an authentic gas company uniform. His opening line at properties - mostly in Calvia and Son Ferrer - was that installations at the property were in need of attention and his bills for “work carried out” varied from 30 to 150 euros.

Guardia Civil suspect someone else is involved in the fraud and concern remains about the damage that G.A. may have done to gas installations that he “checked.”