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French police have arrested six people on suspicion of fraud involving the bank account of French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Sarkozy filed a criminal complaint last month following fraudulent payments from his personal bank account in Paris. Stolen payment card details were reportedly used to mobile phone subscriptions.

A Police investigation has since led to the arrest of six including workers at a mobile phone store in Rouen in the Normandy district of northern France and two Senegalese men. Three of the six suspects detained were cuffed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the inquiry has widened after it emerged that around 50 victims have been hit including Sarkozy's father and his first missus, Marie-Dominique Culioli. The thefts from these individuals is being treated as linked to the Sarkozy bank fraud case.

AFP has more on the story here. ®

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