Woman jailed for American Express fraud

A 29-year-old former American Express employee has received a three year jail sentence after she was found guilty of paying for 121 luxury holidays with customers' credit cards.

The woman, who worked at American Express’s Stockholm office, was found to have spent 700,000 kronor ($87,000) on holidays to New York, Paris, Nice and Tunisia, Metro reports. Often she made use of the stolen trips to broaden her own travel horizons, while on other occasions she either treated friends to free holidays or sold the vacations at a knock down price.

For more than half a year, the woman booked holidays using the Platinum and Centurion cards of various wealthy American Express clients.

She also took payment for divulging clients’ credit card numbers to third parties before finally being arrested in September last year.