Facebook and Google fell for a man’s trick of giving him over $100 million dollars.
The man, Evaldas Rimasauskas, is now facing one count of wire fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft, and several other counts of money laundering, reports BuzzFeed News.
Apparently, Rimasauskas was able to put together realistic looking legal documents, in an attempt to scam the millions of dollars from under the company. He allegedly staged fake invoices and contracts, which under the law, Facebook and Google must oblige. The news publications states that Rimasauskas managed to secure $98 million from Facebook and $23 million from Google.
The scam was active between the years of 2013 and 2015. It’s being said that money the Lithuania man received was then dispersed into several bank accounts throughout the world. There were bank accounts reportedly set up in Latvia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary, and Hong Kong.
Rimasauskas is now pleading guilty to the charges and expected to pay back up to $50 million of the money stolen. Furthermore, he is to appear back in court later this year.
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