This week media outlets in Finland revealed that a Finnish teenager and his family are facing charges of aggravated fraud after they scammed a Malta-based online casino out of €250,000.
The case is being heard in the Häme District Court, and involved a family from the town of Forssa. The teenager reportedly found a glitch in the unnamed online casino's banking software that allowed him to cancel a pending withdrawal request and have the money transferred instantly to an eWallet rather than a bank account. He allegedly stole €250,000 over the course of 147 withdrawal requests over a period of a month.
The teen's family was apparently helping him in the theft, with the father's bank account getting €14,000 of the money, while the mother bought a €5,000 motorcycle and stashed €2,300 in a bank account as well. The theft was found by an employee at the casino in July of last year.
The teenager is facing a 20 month prison sentence for his crimes, while the mother and father are being prosecuted for money laundering. The parents could face suspended sentences. It's expected that the final ruling by the court on the case will be heard in September.
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