Systematic Organized Robbery of Sweden´s Elderly

Translation: Gunnar Sandelin on Det Godas Samhället

From my former co-author Karl-Olov Arnstberg, who has contacts in the judiciary and previously as an ethnology professor had Roma as his specialty, I find out that this group has long specialized in elderly robbery. An estimated 90 percent of such crimes are committed by perpetrators of Roma descent, prosecutors and lawyers say in confidence. The reason I mention this is because it is a particularly cruel activity. It is aimed at a defenseless group on whose shoulders we stand, when it comes to building the welfare state that is now collapsing on almost all fronts.

In the book Romer i Sverige (Debattförlaget 2015), Arnstberg goes through about twenty judgments in the chapter “The art of robbing the elderly” from which he gives a number of examples of approaches. Often a couple of perpetrators lurk in the elderly s apartments, where one of them stays with the elderly while the other searches the home in search of savings. These are often criminal networks of entire family clans, which increase their social security income in this way by going on organized theft tours in different parts of Sweden. With modern technology in the form of cash subscriptions for mobiles, tablets and search engines, they target their victims, people over 80 years of age.

Here is a variation from the book, narrated by a lawyer who has been involved in several such cases:

Then they systematically started calling the elderly and getting them to think that you were a “grandchild” who was nearby to make a car purchase. For various reasons, help was needed to get cash for the down payment or parts of it. Out of about 50 calls, they managed to get 1 to 2 of the callers to fall in the trap. These elderly people thought they were talking to their grandchildren and went to the bank and took out varying sums between 15,000 and 30,000 SKR. In this way, a Roma couple had swindled over a million SKR from victims where the oldest woman was 104 years old.

The lawyer describes how organized and the cunning Roma elderly crime can be:

During a house search of Y and his wife Kristin, a “full workshop” was found to commit elderly crimes. In a closet were three wigs set up on a stand. Nameplates were found with the text “Home Service” and “Stockholm Municipality”, plastic gloves, shoe protection, etc. and various notes and notes on the elderly of the type; “Gets a visit from the daughter in the afternoons”, “not mature yet”, “eats in the afternoons” and other descriptions of various elderly people living in Sthlm. With the whole picture in front of him, it was clear and obvious that here the crimes of elderly had been made into “business activities” and if employment had been legal, it would have been required to keep accounts.

In the trials, the old victims are seldom heard other than on a link, but it becomes clear that several of them have been robbed of all their savings and that their trust in both fellow human beings and society has been deeply damaged. But in the choice between protecting the elderly and a minority group that the media considers vulnerable, I can not draw any other conclusion than that the elderly falls short. Obviously, the journalist corps sees Roma as standing further down the intersectional scale, and therefore to be more worthy of protection than our domestic senior citizens.

An unnamed prosecutor, because it could lead to reprisals against him, is upset about how the journalist corps hides this cold-blooded crime, when the perpetrator description should have a public interest.

The politicians’ inability to speak plain text is also clear. When the Minister for Integration Erik Ullenhag (L) gave a speech at the Roma National Day in the spring of 2014, he emphasized that we should remember that the Roma have “built Sweden”.

The “Delegation for Roma Issues” proposed a comprehensive initiative, which its chairman Maria Leissner justified in the following way: If we assume that our estimate is correct – that we have 50,000 Roma in the country, of which 80 percent go without work – then it entails SEK 560 billion in extra expenses for the state during their lifetime. ”

The state investigation also states the following (SOU 2010: 55, p. 546):

As a comparison, it can be said that it is more than the budgeted cost in the 2010 state budget for the entire national board, including the Riksdag, the government and the king, including the small pot for minority issues.

Maria Leissner (also L), chair of the inquiry , also emphasized the victim status of the Roma as “perhaps the most discriminated minority group we have in Sweden”.

Klas Person is the name of a now retired police officer who previously led the Circa group, the police’s special unit for elderly crimes. In Arnstberg’s book, he calls elderly crime “serial crime”. He estimates that several thousand elderly crimes are committed every year in our country, but that there is also a dark figure because many victims are ashamed and never report.

As a journalist, I remember that as recently as about 15 years ago, before PK-ism completely clawed its way into the Swedish media, the media and police were clear that elderly robberies were usually carried out by Roma. Today, the media is hiding the description of the perpetrator, the police are also silent. This is confirmed when I call Anders Larsson, the current head of the Circa group says that I work for this site and ask questions about the perpetrator description. He does not want to answer but refers me to Brå (Crime Prevention Council) for statistics. However, Brå does not have any such information either. The police may have reason to be wary of statements that may be perceived as directed at Roma. Especially considering that JO 2015 blamed the police in Skåne for its register of Roma, established for the purpose of mapping criminal networks.

What emerges from several court cases and judgments is that anyone who is deceived in this way is completely lawless . The insurance companies claim that the perpetrators have been voluntarily admitted by the elderly and that the home insurance therefore does not apply.

But how should an old person be able to make peace with someone who stands outside the door and claims to come from the home care service or from the real estate company that is to check refrigerators or elements?

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