An incredible case of identity fraud, fraud and money laundering was unveiled last week with the unusual case of Evaldas Rimasauskas a citizen of Lithuania.
The man who pleaded guilty to the authorities confessed to stealing $ 99 million dollars from Facebook and $ 23 million dollars from Google for a period of two years, between 2013 and 2015.
Rimasauskas’ plan was very simple, he sent invoices from Google and Facebook for items that they had not bought and had not provided, which the companies paid for anyway.
The invoices were falsified as well as the contracts and supposed letters that verified the sale and use of the supposedly rendered services. The thief also falsified the signed executives of Facebook and Google , along with corporate seals to present the banks in support of the large volume of funds that were transmitted fraudulently through bank transfers.
What most striking about this unusual case is that both Google and Facebook nobody first verified if the invoices corresponded to purchase orders that had been issued within the companies.
Rimasauskas pretended to be the CEO of a giant Taiwanese hardware manufacturer under the name of Quanta Computer Inc, and had registered a company in Latvia with the same name.
According to the authorities Rimasauskas took the money in cash to Cyprus, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia and Latvia.
For its part Google said that once detected the fraud alerted the authorities what led to the capture of the thief.