Police have laid 38 more charges against a man alleged to be the leader of a "money muling" ring which has stolen $109,000 from bank accounts.
Harsh Rana, 27, was arrested on August 12 and charged with fraudulently using documents and accessing a computer for dishonest purposes.
Police said today they had laid further charges against Rana who they allege was the leader of a group of people involved in "money muling" - taking illegally acquired money and transferring it overseas.
Wikipedia describes money muling as: "Money mules are often dupes recruited on-line for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country."
Rana will appear in the Auckland District Court today.
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