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The fastest man in the world has fallen victim to fraud. Usain Bolt has referred to the situation as a “stressful situation”.

At the beginning of January Bolt was notified that his account balance has had fraudulent activity amounting to $12,7 million.

The amount has been taken out of his Kingston-based Stocks and Securities Ltd (SSL) account without his permission.

His lawyer Linton Gordon shared the news with media agencies on 17 January after SSL made it known that it had become aware of fraudulent activity by a former employee. The mater has been referred to the police and that it had taken steps to secure assets and strengthen protocols.

At a recent news conference for the Gibson McCook Relays event, Bolt shared information regarding the situation.

“It’s tough you know, but I think through the years I’ve competed it has helped me to understand and focus on what matters.

News24 reports that Bolt retired in 2017 after dominating global sprinting for a decade, reviving a sport plagued by doping scandals and becoming a household name like Brazilian soccer great Pele and American boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

Image credit: Forbes

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