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25th February, 2019

Ft 122mn stolen from Mazsihisz

Fraudsters have stolen Ft 122 million from Mazsihisz, the Jewish religious federation announced on its website.

Fraudsters purporting to represent the company contracted to renovate the synagogue on Rumbach Sebestyén utca persuaded two Mazsihisz staff to transfer funds to a bank account controlled by them.

They then withdrew the money before their scam could be discovered.

Mazsihisz dismissed the two employees. HVG said one of them was a senior staff member at the organisation.

Mazsihisz said the renovation of the synagogue can continue despite the fraud.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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