Øye's con revealed by recording

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Norwegian finance acrobat Thomas Øye attempted to sell shares in company Screen Media at a highly overcharged rate to con his way to a major profit, but his attempt is revealed on a recording made public by Finansavisen today.

The recording contains detailed information about how Øye operated. In a conversation with an American in mid March the Norwegian suggested how the two of them could swindle a third person.

According to Finansavisen, Øye was to sell shares in the Norwegian technology company Screen Media at a highly overcharged rate, splitting the profit with his American companion.

The American contact was to get one of his contacts to pay between 2 and 2.5 US Dollars for the Screen Media shares, but the buyer would get shares worth considerably less. Thomas Øye and his companion were to keep the difference.

Thomas Øye denied the accusations against him in an interview with TV 2 last weekend, claiming that it was him who had been tricked by a former American partner who had started an account in Øye's name.

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