Police Probe Forest Boy Over 24,000 Fraud Charge
German social workers have started legal action to recover 24,000 GBP from the Dutch boy who pretended to have lived rough in a forest with his father for seven years.
The "Forest Boy" told officials in the capital Berlin that his name was Ray but that he couldn't remember any other details about his family or his life before hitting the road with his father.
Because he was believed to be 17 he was put into care and German police were only able to discover that in reality he was from Robin Van Helsum, a 20 year-old from Hengelo in the Netherlands, after he allowed them to send a photo to the media.
Social workers that cared for the 20-year-old at Tempelhof-Schoeneberg have now filed fraud charges with the local police, and also want a refund of the 24,000 GBP (30,000 Euros) that...
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