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Police seize vintage cars in online fraud probe

By Staff Reporter

Published 23/06/2016

Vintage cars were among the high value items seized by detectives investigating online fraud and money laundering in Northern Ireland
Vintage cars were among the high value items seized by detectives investigating online fraud and money laundering in Northern Ireland

Vintage cars were among the high value items seized by detectives investigating online fraud and money laundering in Northern Ireland.

Seven suspected members of an organised crime gang were arrested and 10 houses were searched.

Three men, aged 26, 55 and 69, and four women, aged 20, 34, 42 and 48, were arrested in the Belfast, Bangor and Downpatrick areas on suspicion of fraud by false representation, conspiracy to defraud and money laundering offences.

They were yesterday assisting police with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Katherine Montgomery, from the Economic Crime Unit, said the operation came after police received a substantial number of reports from victims who had been scammed online whilst believing they were purchasing high value goods from popular websites.

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