Tuesday November 24,2015 : BETSSON AFFILIATE DEFRAUDS COMPANY
Malta court freezes assets and denies bail.
A Betsson employee was charged in a Malta Court today for defrauding the company of Euro 153,000.
Christiaan Alexander van Dalen (41), who was employed by Betsson Services Ltd as a key affiliate manager, is accused of claiming commission on artificially inflated customer numbers generated by using the details of account holders to open fictitious new accounts.
Despite van Dalen pleading not guilty to the charges of fraud, money laundering and other computer-related offences, the court ordered he and his wife’s assets be frozen and denied bail.
The court was told by Inspector Jonathan Ferris from Malta’s Economic Crimes Unit that van Dalen had created websites for online casinos and was “retagging” players from Betsson under his name to create commission for himself.
The commission proceeds were transferred into digital wallets and then into van Dalen’s Neteller account and his wife’s HBSC account. It is thought that some of the money currently unaccounted for was used to buy a property in the Philippines.
Magistrate Charmaine Galea ordered the director of prisons to ensure van Dalen has no access to any IT facilities to prevent him from tampering with evidence.