The two Cyprus nationals’ case – jointly charged with 293 counts of money-laundering, and attempting to obtain property by deception, will be called again on the 22nd of December.
The two were allegedly using fraudulent master cards to withdraw money from BSP ATMs nationwide, and these bank cards had no inscriptions.
The issue was brought to the attention of Police by a BSP employee.
The two were residing at an apartment in Knolly Street, and were allegedly paying off certain locals to send money to people in other countries including Bulgaria.
The total amount of money allegedly ‘fraudulently’ obtained in this case – was $209,000 with only a certain amount remitted to Bulgaria, and other countries.
29 black master cards and laptops containing information of various individuals, was seized by Police.
The two arrived in Fiji from Cyprus on tourist visas, and were arrested on the 19th of December last year.
Lautoka lawyer – Aman Ravindra Singh is now representing them.