Dutch branch manager Klarna arrested in sex scandal

One of the founders of Klarna and the boss of the Dutch branch have been arrested in New York on suspicion of sexual abuse. The two are suspected of having sexually treated a young nineteen-year-old against her will in a W Hotel in New York. That reports a local gossip newspaper. The incident occurred last Saturday night in an upmarket area of ​​the city, near the headquarters of the UN and Grand Central, as it now appears. Ro

One of the founders of Klarna and the boss of the Dutch branch have been arrested in New York on suspicion of sexual abuse.

The two are suspected of having sexually treated a young nineteen-year-old against her will in a W Hotel in New York. That reports a local gossip newspaper.

The incident occurred last Saturday night in an upmarket area of ​​the city, near the headquarters of the UN and Grand Central, as it now appears. Room rates for that particular hotel range from 170 to two thousand dollars a night.

Co-founder Niklas Adalberth and the also Swedish Jens Saltin, country boss in the Netherlands, have been arrested and released after payment of $ 10, 000 deposit. They make their appearance later today on a court in the metropolis on the American east coast.

Klarna is a company that provides payment services to online stores, with the focus on invoices. As a result, consumers do not have to pay directly at a web store, but can pay afterwards. Another option is to bundle purchases from multiple online stores and pay via an invoice.

The company was founded in Sweden in 2005 and has only been active in the Netherlands for a short time.

In December 2011, the company received a capital injection of 155 million dollars from, among others, the Russian investor DST, which is also in companies such as Facebook and Twitter. The money is used for international expansion outside Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Germany and Israel.

A spokesperson in the Netherlands says that the operational management of the Dutch subsidiary is currently in the hands of Jakob Söderbaum, Senior Vice President of Sales at Klarna in Sweden. If and when a local substitute for Saltin is appointed is not yet known. He and his compan are non-active on their own initiative during the investigation.

The defendants deny the allegations through their lawyer.