Russian roulette: Alicante banker held over €1.3 million fraud claim

Russian roulette: Alicante banker held over €1.3 million fraud claim Guardia Civil

A 51-year-old female bank employee has been held in Almoradi, Alicante, on suspicion of stealing €1.3 million over 25 years in a Russian client scam.

The victim, now aged 80, contacted detectives a month ago after he realised that the money was missing.

In a statement the Guardia Civil revealed that the suspect enjoyed a "standard of living little in line with the financial position of a bank clerk," as she and her partner savoured a luxurious lifestyle.

This included a large house, high-end cars and a string of holidays to exotic locations, all of which she bragged about on social media.

The scam reportedly started in 1992, when the victim opened a bank account at the Rojales branch of the now defunct Banco de Alicante, which was absorbed by parent company BBVA in 2000.

He established a close relationship with the accused, who attended to him personally on every visit and gave him falsified statements to cover up her con.

The racket came to light in June, when he requested a detailed breakdown of his finances from the bank's head office in advance of transferring funds elsewhere.

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