According to the Public Prosecutor's Office for the district of Santarém, the arrest and judicial interrogation took place last week and the man is indicted for 42 crimes of computer and communications fraud, nine of computer fraud and qualified communications, 51 of computer forgery, one of money laundering and one of criminal association.

According to the Public Prosecutor's Office, the man is suspected of leading a group that "designed a plan to appropriate amounts of money, using the fraudulent use of the MB WAY application".

"In summary, the aforementioned group took advantage of the victims' lack of knowledge about how the MB WAY application works" to appropriate money from them.