Jorge Mendes, Gestifut, Nani and Manuel Fernandez were also affected by the same scam. The defendant had access to a CR7 credit card to pay for travel costs. She was found guilty of reimbursing her former employer in monthly instalments.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been scammed, for more than three years, by a travel agency employee who entrusted him with his credit cards and codes. The scam left CR7 with €288,000, which equates to about 200 trips he never made. But the Portuguese star was not the only victim of that 53-year-old woman, who was already sentenced by a Porto court, in 2017, to a four-year suspended prison sentence. “Super agent” Jorge Mendes, his company Gestifute and Polaris and footballers Nani and Manuel Fernandez lost a total of 350 thousand euros. However, the fraudster continues to pay monthly compensation to his former company, fully compensating all affected parties.

Maria Silva, of Vila Nova de Gaia, wasn’t just a travel agent at Geostar. It had an office at Gestifute’s private headquarters, in Porto, to handle the travel of footballers, as well as their families, which that company represented. Since they are considered privileged clients, the agent had the task of giving them a personalized and confidential treatment. Because of that, I had complete confidence from many players. Among them was Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, CR7, who did not even notice the large sums his wife…

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