The Netherlands’ Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) searched the home of a 34-year-old Barneveld man on April 15 on suspicion of money laundering, forgery and fraud through foreign debit cards.
The FIOD’s investigation revealed that the suspect used false identity documents to purchase debit cards abroad. He then used these foreign debit cards to withdraw large volumes of cash in the Netherlands. Tax authorities have further confirmed that these large amounts of money are not in line with the suspect’s stated income.
While the suspect’s digital data is secured in the house, the authorities have seized his telephones and administration. Additionally, the FIOD has seized his bank accounts and real estate.