Arrest made in case of online money transfers from state bank

Judicial investigators have made an arrest in what appears to be the theft of money involving online financial transactions.

The 36-year-old man faces allegations stemming from complaints by two men and a women.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said the first word of the possible crime came from workers at a private bank who noticed something amiss in their accounts. The bank workers said that three incoming transactions that took place online seemed suspicious.

Money was transferred to the private bank from three accounts at a state bank, judicial agents said.

The workers at the private bank were able to freeze activity in the suspicious account.

Agents detained the suspect when he showed up at the office of the private bank in Desamparados to complain that he could not get money out of his account, the Judicial Investigating Organization said.

Agents said that the victims appear to have been scammed by a fake Web page purporting to be that of the state bank.

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