76 charged in extensive fraud

NCIS headquartersNCIS headquarters.Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB scanpix

After over two years of investigation 76 people have been charged in one of Norway’s largest fraud cases. NCIS says even more could have been indicted in the case.

– We have limited ourselves to what we think we have the time and capacity to investigate and take to court, said police superintendent and chief investigator Kjetil Tunold.
Central to the case, the police believe is a criminal group of six people who for some time have been invovled in serious organized crime, said the newspaper Aftenposten.
They got hold of other people’s bank code pieces and used a large network to commit fraud.
Through extensive investigation with a number of different methods, the police found something greater than what first appeared as small frauds committed by various people who did not know each other, the newspaper said.
In October last year, 21 people were arrested in a major coordinated police action. Later, the number of persons charged increased to 76.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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