The action was taken by PT Gramarindo Group which allegedly received help from "insiders" because BNI continued to approve L/C guarantees from Dubai Bank Kenya Ltd., Rosbank Switzerland, Middle East Bank Kenya Ltd., and The Wall Street Banking Corp which are not BNI's correspondent banks.
In June 2003, BNI began an investigation following its suspicion of PT Gramarindo Group's financial transactions and found that the company had never exported.
The alleged fictitious L/C was then reported to the National Police Headquarters, but Maria had already flown to Singapore in September 2003, a month before being named a suspect by a special team formed by the National Police Headquarters.
Later it was found that Maria, a North Sulawesi native, was in the Netherlands in 2009 and often went back and forth to Singapore.
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