Cyber scam case centres on Waikato man

A Waikato man at the centre of an international cyber crime investigation was remanded on bail without entering a plea when he appeared in Thames District Court on Friday.

Programmer Owen Thor Walker, 18, of Whitianga, was charged with accessing a computer for dishonest purpose, damaging or interfering with a computer system, possessing software for committing crime, and accessing a computer system without authorisation.

The Waikato-based investigation was carried out by police in conjunction with the FBI, US Secret Service and Dutch authorities.

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