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'Computer whizz-kid' held over €50,000 IT scam at bank's city HQ

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Sources said the case is just one of a number the GNECB are investigating in relation to people working in banks who have access to computer systems and are involved in fraudulent activity. Stock photo: Niall Carson/PA

Sources said the case is just one of a number the GNECB are investigating in relation to people working in banks who have access to computer systems and are involved in fraudulent activity. Stock photo: Niall Carson/PA

Sources said the case is just one of a number the GNECB are investigating in relation to people working in banks who have access to computer systems and are involved in fraudulent activity. Stock photo: Niall Carson/PA

Fraud squad detectives have arrested a 24-year-old man who set up a "false overdraft" of €50,000 when he was working in the head office of one of Ireland's biggest banks.

The suspect, from north Co Dublin, is described as a "computer whizz-kid" and has been the subject of a major probe by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) for three years.

He was re-arrested by officers at Blanchardstown garda station on Thursday. They had previously questioned him about the elaborate scam, which was carried out at the bank's city headquarters.