Internet fraudsters arrested 118 victims later

Authorities believe to have to put an end to a series of internet fraud events undertaken by woman from Leeuwarden and a male accomplice from Utrecht.

The police were addressed to the case after multiple reports that came in via the Internet Fraud Reporting Center. Another nineteen fraud victims filed official police reports across the country.

Earlier this week , a 26 year-old woman was arrested at her home in Leeuwarden. She told about how her accomplice, a 25 year-old male from Utrecht, who was arrested later that day.

The two were offering items for sale such a iPads, Smart Phones and gaming consoles for sale through websites like Marktplaats.nl.  Investigations further revealed that they would accept payments but eventually not deliver the goods.

The female fraudster would accept payments into her bank account from unsuspecting customers. The Utrechter would then regularly withdraw the money from ATM’s around the country.

They due have been charged for fraud and suspicion of money laundering. They have been placed under house arrest until further notice from the prosecution.

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