Wirecard director suspected of fraud believed to have been sacked

Wirecard's headquarters in Munich, Germany. The Wirecard Asia director at the centre of a global scandal rocking the digital payments giant has not worked at the company since April 1, 2019.
Wirecard's headquarters in Munich, Germany. The Wirecard Asia director at the centre of a global scandal rocking the digital payments giant has not worked at the company since April 1, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

The Wirecard Asia director at the centre of a global scandal rocking the digital payments giant is believed to have been sacked amid a police probe into suspected fraud and forgery, The Straits Times has learnt.

Mr Edo Kurniawan, who headed the accounting department at the German fintech firm's subsidiary, has not worked at the company since April 1, Wirecard said in response to queries.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2019, with the headline 'Wirecard director suspected of fraud believed to have been sacked'. Print Edition | Subscribe