Stockholm police halt all minor fraud investigations

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Police in Stockholm have decided to stop investigating all cases of fraud involving less than SEK 5,000, complaining of a lack of resources.

The Swedish Retail Association says this is sending a signal that it is a free-for-all to commit fraud.

An anonymous source at the police told Swedish Radio News that this means, in practice, that a whole class of offences has been "decriminalised." The police officer says that new reports of criminal fraud had flooded in.