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Arrest over Antrim credit union fraud

Police have said they have made an arrest in connection with a major fraud from a credit union in Co Antrim.

A large sum is suspected of having been stolen from the Portglenone branch of Bannvale Credit Union.

It is understood that the manager of the branch uncovered the alleged theft in February.

Customers are being reassured that the money is insured and that savings have not been in danger at any stage. A spokesman for the Irish League of Credit Unions said that it would not comment on the investigation for fear of prejudicing a future legal case.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Detectives are investigating an allegation of fraud at business premises in the Portglenone area.

“One person has been arrested and inquiries are continuing.”

Belfast Telegraph