Fraudsters to be tried on June 12
Manama, May 17 (BNA): The accused in a money-laundering case have been referred to the criminal court after the Public Prosecution completed its investigation, Abdullah Al Thawadi, head of the prosecution in the capital, said. The trial is set for June 12. Al Thawadi said that several victims reported receiving telephone calls through an application in which the speaker claimed that he was an employee at a communication company and that he was informing them they were among the winners of cash prizes. He was able convince them to provide him with details about their bank accounts, and they were later shocked to discover he had defrauded them and managed to steal their money. Intensive investigations into the incident revealed that the perpetrators of the electronic fraud were located in an Asian country, but the authorities were able to arrest their two accomplices in Bahrain who admitted their crime.