Sage employee arrested in fraud probe

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A 32-year-old employee at software firm Sage has been arrested at Heathrow airport, police have said.

City of London police said the woman was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a fraud investigation and has since been bailed.

Earlier this week the software firm was the victim of a data breach, which may have compromised personal information for employees at 280 UK businesses.

The Newcastle-based firm said it had told businesses who may be affected.

The firm provides business software for accounting and payroll services to firms across 23 countries.