Man remanded in custody on suspicion of defrauding NAV out of 4.3 million kroner

Man remanded in custody on suspicion of defrauding NAV out of 4.3 million kroner

A man in his 40s has been remanded in custody as the police investigate his relation to gross fraud connected to corona support and unemployment benefits.

The man from Haugalandet was reported by the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) at the end of April, and the police started an investigation on the basis of the report, the Southwestern Police District wrote in a press release on Friday.

On Tuesday, the man was arrested and charged with fraud amounting to NOK 4.3 million. At the same time, the police searched several addresses. 

On Wednesday, the accused was remanded in custody for four weeks with a two-week visit ban.

Several people involved

“In addition to the accused, there is reason to believe that there are several involved,” prosecutor Angjerd Kvernenes said.

The police believe that the fraud has been going on since September 2017.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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