11 Jul 2018 15:19

Malaysia extradites former bank employee charged in bank card fraud case to Russia

MOSCOW. July 11 (Interfax) - The Malaysian authorities have extradited a former bank employee charged with bank card fraud to Russia, Russian Interior Ministry spokesperson Irina Volk said.

"Arsen Anatolyevich Yerizhokov, born in 1980, who is charged with [...] fraud committed by an organized group or in an especially large amount, was taken to Moscow today, escorted by officials from the Russian Interior Ministry's Interpol National Central Bureau and the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service," Volk said on Tuesday.

The agency said, citing investigators, that the man is a former bank employee who provided to his accomplices bank clients' personal data and bank card data and security information about bank cards, accounts, and deposits that constituted bank secrets.

The suspect left Russia in 2011 and was put on the international wanted persons list by Interpol at the request of the Russian Investigative Committee's St. Petersburg branch.