Woman charged after accusing beggar of theft
TT/The Local/at · 16 Apr 2014, 09:09
Published: 16 Apr 2014 09:09 GMT+02:00
A woman in Gothenburg who accused a beggar of robbing her has been charged with fraud and false accusations.
The beggar was detained by police for two days following the woman's claim that he had robbed her of 7,000 kronor ($1,065) and a reading tablet.
But police concluded that the story was completely fabricated after speaking with the woman's bank.
She had identified the man who was begging to the police and accused him of being aggressive, Göteborgs-Posten newspaper reported.
She has now been charged with alerting authorities on false grounds, falsely making accusations, and one count of forging a signature (falsklarm, falsk angivelse, and urkundsförfalskning).
Read also: The Swedish local politician who pretended to be a beggar for a day
Spotify founder Daniel Ek is one of the big tech names backing Tayyab Shabab (right). Photo: Ingvar Karmhed/SvD/TT & personal
Major names in the tech community have rallied behind a developer who was told he must leave Sweden within a month due to an admin error made by his former employer.
The ox in question. Photo: Pia Jäderberg
Unfortunately he isn't likely to be successful.
A Russian Tupolev bomber not related to the story. Photo: STR/TT
A flight bound for Stockholm from Reykjavik got a nasty surprise last week when its pilot spotted two Russian bombers from his window.
Police cars outside the hospital where some of the people shot were taken. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT
UPDATED: One of the four men injured in a drive-by shooting in Malmö has died, police confirmed on Monday.
The bear having a croissant for breakfast. Photo: Kristoffer Kinnunen/Hotel Avalon
A Gothenburg hotel's attempt to track down the owner of this lost teddy bear turned into something much bigger.
World Cup of Hockey
Tomas Tatar scores a winning goal against Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist. Photo: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP
Sweden was kicked out of the World Cup of Hockey after losing to Team Europe in overtime.
The Gothenburg Book Fair. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
Speaking at the Gothenburg Book Fair, Syrian poet and possible Nobel Prize contender Adonis said that religious fanaticism is 'destroying the heart of the Arab world', but sees salvation in poetry.
My Swedish Career
Kerryn Beattie (left) and Craig Donovan (right), founders of the Nordic Kiwi Brewers. Photo: Nordic Kiwi Brewers
The Local speaks to a Kiwi expat who took on the tricky world of microbreweries in Stockholm and won.
Censorgatan in Fosie is a relatively quiet residential area in Malmö. Photo: Google Maps
At least four people have been injured in a shooting in southern Malmö.
Gunnar Henningson celebrates his well-deserved victory. Photo: Svensk Raps
"This is one of the happiest days of my life,” said 78-year- old Gunnar Henningson, after being crowned Sweden's "Rapsmästaren".