A man in canton Fribourg has been arrested for scamming CHF 27,000 from a local businessman.
The businessman was told the cash could be doubled by simply washing the money in chemicals.
When he failed to get his money back, the businessman went to the police.
A 39-year-old was arrested in Geneva last month.
Investigations have been going on which includes property searches in Fribourg, Geneva and France.
Police point out the scam – known as the ‘wash wash trick’ is fake.