Serie A - Father who collected €70k for sick child was fraudster

Genoa fans who raised €70,000 (£46,000) for a sick child have been told that it was all a scam masterminded by the boy’s father.

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Serie A - Father who collected €70k for sick child was fraudster
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Genoa's supporters (Reuters)

The man asked representatives of the Gradinata Nord to collect donations for a five-year-old who they were told was seriously ill.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the child was in good health apart from a mild form of asthma.

The authorities in the port city have managed to recover about €27,000 (£18,000) from the alleged fraudster.

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