Suspects of fraud of tens of millions.
Detention of the suspects, this morning (photo: official website, police spokeswoman)
Three Israelis from Netanya and Hedra, in their 30s and 50s, were detained this morning (Monday) for questioning at Lahab 433 on suspicion of defrauding French companies of tens of millions of shekels.
This, after an investigation that was opened about three months ago at the request of the French authorities.
According to the suspicion, the three impersonated the owners of an accounting firm and caused the owners of French companies to transfer tens of millions of shekels to them using "civil engineering".
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About two months ago, a resident of Netanya in his 40s was detained for investigation on the suspicion that he tried to defraud ambassadors and a representative in Europe while impersonating the Secretary General of the Elysee Palace in France. The investigation was opened two months earlier, following a request from the French police, when it is suspected that the Israeli used special computer software for the purpose of the fraud During a search of the suspect's house, the police found in his possession seals of European princesses, which were intended to help him impersonate him. In August of
last year, a couple from Haifa and two brothers from Petah Tikva and Jerusalem were arrested on suspicion of involvement in a large-scale fraud against the state treasury in France, which was carried out from Israel, and the theft of millions of euros and money laundering through Converting them to crypto-graphic currencies.
"They submitted a lot of fictitious statements, also in the name of real companies, and emptied tens of millions from the French state treasury, when some of the funds were eventually converted to crypto-currency that was managed by the suspects we arrested," said Deputy Superintendent Dodi Katz, commander of the Cyber Unit in the 433rd Battalion.
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