On January 31st, 2021, the District Court of Pécs ordered the arrest of two men from Budapest for one month due to a thorough suspicion of the crime of fraud causing significant harm using an information system.
According to the available information, before June 10th, 2020, the suspects sent e-mails with their accomplices on the Internet to give the appearance that a bank had approached the victims to reconcile the details of their bank account with the institution.
Using this method, the data belonging to a man’s account and bank card were obtained, and then on the early afternoon of June 10th, 2020, HuF 16,100,000 was transferred to the account of an apparent company supervised but not managed by another bank. After that, a third companion of the suspects – accompanied by one of the suspects and with the knowledge of the other – on the very same day, in the afternoon picked up 400,000 and 800,000 forints which the suspects distributed among themselves in an unknown proportion.
The court’s decision was noted by the prosecutor, one of the suspects and his counsel, and the order is final. The other suspect and his defense counsel have filed an appeal, so the court’s decision on this suspect is not final.