Betsson Malta employee accused of €153,000 affiliate fraud

handcuffsThe Judiciary of Malta (crime court) is hearing the ongoing trial of former Betsson Senior Affiliate Manager Christiaan Alexander Van Dalen, who has been accused of defrauding his former employer of €153,000.

Dutchman Van Dalen (41) has been accused of falsifying commission based traffic said to be referred to Betsson from ‘fake’ websites he created and managed as affiliate manager for the Malta based operator.

Van Dalen’s related affiliate accounts which he hid from the employer are said to have received between 25-50% referral commissions.

Following an investigation by Malta inspectors Jonathan Ferris and Raymond Aquillina, Van Dalen has been further accused of concealing the fraudulent referral earnings by transferring the commissions to online payment wallets connected to his wife.

The Judiciary court has moved to freeze Van Dalen’s financial assets, whilst the defendant has been charged with counts of employee fraud, money laundering and computer related crime.

Van Dalen has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Malta Judiciary has denied the defendant bail and further ordered the Director of Prisons to ensure that the accused would not have access to any IT equipment so as to prevent any possible tampering of evidence.

At present Betsson AB or  its related subsidiaries have not made an official comment on Van Dalen’s trial.

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