22 probed for mortgage fraud
Novara scam 'earned millions'12 June, 12:10
Police in the northwestern city of Novara said the suspects obtained big mortgages for poor people pretending to be better-off thanks to counterfeit salary slips.
They allegedly got experts to supply inflated assessments of properties' values.
The fake buyers soon became insolvent and the banks were left with nothing, police said.