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Internet fraud suspect remanded in Limassol

Limassol district court

Limassol district court remanded for four days a 24-year-old woman who was arrested on a European warrant on suspicion of internet fraud, fraud by false representation and money laundering.

The wanted woman was located in Austria on December 30 and was handed over to local police on Thursday.

“Members of the Limassol CID travelled to Austria yesterday and escorted the suspect by plane to Larnaca airport, where upon their arrival they proceeded to arrest her with a court order,” police said.

According to the force, she is a suspect in case of fraud against a Limassol-based company that took place in February 2018.

The company, who reported the incident in the same month that year, alleged they had transferred €14,000 to a UK-based partner company following an e-mail request from them.

It was later revealed the email did not belong to the UK-based company and the bank account belonged to the 24-year-old.

The arrest followed police’s collaboration authorities in the UK and Austria.



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