IKEA fraudsters arrested

19th October 2009, Comments 0 comments

IKEA Netherlands fell victim last week to thieves who attempted to steal approximately EUR 700,000 from the furniture chain. The police have arrested seven people: six men and one woman.

The Netherlands - IKEA Netherlands fell victim last week to thieves who attempted to steal approximately EUR 700,000 from the furniture chain. The police have arrested seven people: six men and one woman.

The thieves falsified the notepaper of one of the company's food suppliers and informed it that the supplier's bank account number had changed.

IKEA then transferred money to the new - false - account. The fraud came to light when a bank queried the payment and raised the alarm.

It's now known that one of the seven suspects has already served jail sentences in Belgium and the Netherlands for fraud.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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