Wirecard director suspected of fraud no longer at company

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

SINGAPORE - The Wirecard Asia director at the centre of a global scandal rocking the digital payments giant is believed to have been sacked in the midst of a police investigation into suspected fraud and forgery, The Straits Times has learned.

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 on Friday (April 5).

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