Koper Man Arrested in Croatia on Suspected Bank Fraud

By , 31 May 2022, 10:39 AM Business
Aleš Semolič Aleš Semolič Photo: Slovenian Police

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STA, 30 May 2022 - A 45-year-old Koper man wanted in Slovenia since 2015 for swindling the NLB bank out of more than half a million euro has been arrested in Rijeka, Croatia, and is now awaiting extradition to Slovenia, a Croatian news portal has reported.

The Croatian police confirmed the man's arrest last week, explaining the person had been wanted on an international arrest warrant since 2015 on suspicion of committing corporate crime.

The news portal telegram.hr, which first reported about the arrest, identified the man as Aleš Semolič of Koper.

Semolič is suspected of fraud whereby he cheated NLB bank out of EUR 569,741 in collusion with four other suspects.

One of the most wanted Slovenians on the run, he was reportedly last spotted in the areas of Ljubljana and Croatia's Rovinj in 2015.

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