Travel Daily

Ronaldo scammed


A portuguese travel agent has reportedly confessed to swindling soccer royalty Cristiano Ronaldo out of more than US$340,000.

Maria Silva, employed by the Geostar travel agency, appeared in Portuguese court this week accused of using Ronaldo’s credit card and pin code details to book 200 trips across Europe, Africa and the US for her clients.

The alleged crimes took place more than a decade ago and saw her clients, who were booked at Ronaldo’s expense, pay fees into her personal savings instead of her employer’s account.

Thankfully for the soccer megastar, the US$340,000 he lost is the equivalent to less than a week’s worth of wages.

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