The police authorities in Thessaloniki are faced with a case similar to that of the little blond girl Maria, who was found in a Roma camp in Farsala; the girl’s biological parents were proven to be Bulgarian.
After an investigation from Public Prosecutor’s Office of District Court Judges of Thessaloniki on birth certificates during 2008-2013, it was found that a Roma couple had declared the second birth of a child only six months after the previous birth. The authorities directly detected the couple and a 4-year-old girl in a Roma camp outside Thessaloniki. After DNA testing, it was proven that the man and the woman weren’t the biological parents of the girl.
The couple was arrested and they will face criminal charges for child abduction. The girl is now hosted in the” Smile of the Child” organization.
The “parents” reported that a Roma family from Bulgaria gave them the girl because they couldn’t raise her.
The Roma couple from Thessaloniki is also accused for receiving illegal allowances.
At the same time, prosecutor’s investigation of 47 registrations in the city, and 3,000 records of the Welfare services, unveiled six other “suspicious” cases.