Brazilian police have arrested a person they imagine hacked into Neymar‘s financial institution accounts and repeatedly stole sums of cash amounting to greater than $40,000, officers in Sao Paulo mentioned.
Police mentioned the alleged hacker labored at an unnamed financial institution the place the Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil ahead and his enterprise supervisor father had accounts.
They arrested the 20-year-old on Wednesday “for defrauding financial institution shoppers,” a police assertion mentioned.
Though the police didn’t title the participant within the assertion, the officer in control of the case mentioned it was Neymar and defined to Brazilian TV present Brasil Urgente how the alleged theft occurred.
“What did this lad do?” Fabio Pinheiro Lopes mentioned. “He bought the password of his workplace colleague and stole small quantities of cash from well-known individuals with excessive internet price.
“These individuals did not discover. He made [a transfer] of 10,000 reais [$1,912.59], then one other of 10,000, then 20,000, after which 50,0000 and the full got here to 200,000.”
Lopes mentioned the account affected was Neymar’s and that his father possible managed the funds.
“Once they found, they referred to as the financial institution. The financial institution reimbursed the sufferer and investigated who was behind it,” he mentioned.
Neymar’s press officer didn’t touch upon the case when contacted by Reuters.