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Bank employees steal €400,000 from unsuspecting victim
17 Jul 2014 Flash News
Police in Žilina uncovered a fraud involving an organised group of three men and one woman and a €393,000 transfer from the bank account of an unsuspecting victim to a bank account abroad.
Three members of the gang were former employees of a bank branch in Žilina, with two of them even having previously acted as bank branch heads. Some of them had continued to work in the sector until today, the TASR newswire learned from Jana Balogová, the spokeswoman for the Regional Police Corps Directorate in Žilina.
“They got hold of a fake ID of the account owner and a specimen signature, used clothing and make-up to match the looks and tell-tale signs of the fake client and set up an account in another bank abroad in the same client’s name,” Balogová said. “They deceived the other bank’s staff by misusing personal data as well as the client's identity.” The fake client also withdrew €5,000 in cash on behalf of the group.
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