Former banker arrested for alleged customer fraud

February 21, 2006 15:25

Elinor Weizman, a former Bank Discount worker from Rehovot, was arrested on Tuesday under suspicion that she cheated the bank and its customers out of hundreds of thousands of shekels, allegedly transferring the money into her own account. She was released on bail later in the day. Israel Radio reported that the 31-year-old woman was also suspected of misleading the production staff of Dudu Topaz's television show into thinking she was driven to sell her unborn baby out of economic distress. Many viewers reportedly sent her donations following the broadcasting of the show.

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