fraud

A simple model of Mars
Apr 28 '17 16:35

The financing for famous Dutch space project Mars One is being scrutinized. According to Financieele Dagblad, it seems like the project may have been hijacked by investment fraudsters.

Mars One plans to send people to colonize, you guessed it, Mars and then make a global reality TV show of it. The main role players get a one way ticket to the red planet and then their lives will be followed and broadcast live for 15 years. 

Sushi
Apr 19 '17 14:30

The tax authorities investigative department FIOD arrested two persons in charge of a well known sushi chain in Rotterdam on Tuesday on suspicion of large-scale fraud, AD reports.

A criminal investigation was launched into the duo after a tax audit at one of the sushi restaurants revealed that data was deleted from the point-of-sale system. The tax authorities believe that this was done to skim revenue.

Skimming revenue in order to evade taxes is considered fraud. According to FIOD it distorts competition and harms tax payers.

Police, Marechaussee arrest Amsterdam taxi driver
Apr 14 '17 16:18

Police in Amsterdam arrested eight suspects connected to a plot to excessively overcharge taxi passengers picked up at Schiphol Airport. In one case investigated by authorities, a Swedish man was ordered to pay 595 euros for a ride from the airport to Amsterdam city center, a taxi fare that normally costs between 40 and 60 euros.

arrest
Mar 29 '17 14:25

Three people were arrested and various homes and office buildings were raided on Tuesday in an investigation into 8 million euros worth of fraud committed by Dutch investment company Hollandsche Wind. The Public Prosecutor and tax investigative service FIOD also seized several cars, Tubantia reports.

Taxes
Mar 21 '17 09:21

A number of tax advisors are suspects in a fraud case involving 2.7 million euros, the Tax authorities' investigative department FIOD announced on Tuesday. Five suspects were arrested. Their identities were not disclosed, ANP reports.

Over the past two weeks the FIOD raided seven offices and homes in Stein, Holten, Hoorn, Purmerend, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht and Wezep. Computers and files were seized as well as bank accounts, cars, houses and cash. A massive 180 thousand euros in cash was found in one advisor's home. The origin of the money is under investigation.

Mar 17 '17 16:00

Former Tilburg University dean Arie de R. was arrested with two other suspects on Wednesday on suspicion of forgery, fraud and embezzlement, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP.

The suspects are 71-year-old Arie de R., a 40-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man. 

De R. was the dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Tilburg University between 2007 and 2015. According to the news wire, the university allowed him to outsource part of his supervisory activities due to the heavy workload at the faculty. 

Police making an arrest
Mar 7 '17 12:20

The police arrested two teenagers in Wassenaar suspected of scamming people selling second hand goods on sites like Marktplaats using a fake banking app to fake bank transfers, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 1 '17 14:15

The police arrested a 68-year-old man in Noord-Brabant on suspicion of selling fake hospital bills in Thailand, the Dutch Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. The Prosecutor believes that the fraud committed with these fake invoices amounts to nearly 130 thousand euros, ANP reports.

The suspect sold fake hospital bills to Dutch tourists visiting Thailand. The bills shows charges for admittance to a hospital in Bangkok. When returning to the Netherlands, the Dutch tourists then submitted the bills to their health insurers for compensation. 

Amanda Todd
Feb 14 '17 08:31

The social media profiles used to extort 34 underage girls, including Canadian teen Amanda Todd, and five adult men can not be linked to prime suspect Aydin C., his lawyers Robert Malewicz and Chana Crijsen said in the court in Amsterdam on Monday, ANP reports.

Police making an arrest
Feb 8 '17 14:40

Anonymous tip line Report Crime Anonymously gave a record number of 16,900 tips through to the police last year. Thanks to these anonymous tips a total of 1,671 suspects were arrested and more than 1,100 crimes were solved or prevented, the tip line announced with its annual figures on Tuesday, ANP reports.

About one in three tips received by the hot line is eventually given through to the police. The majority of the tips were made by telephone and about a quarter came in online. 

Feb 8 '17 14:05

Dutch banks will soon be implementing an IBAN name verification for all money transfers in an attempt to prevent erroneous transfers, the Dutch Payments Association announced on Tuesday, ANP reports.

Jan 13 '17 14:10

Banks and trust companies can do much more to prevent corruption, such as money laundering and fraud, in football, the Dutch central bank DNB concluded after investigating how financial firms deal with the risk of shady practices in football, the Volkskrant reports.

Insiya Hemani
Dec 26 '16 16:00

Shehzad Hemani, the father and believed kidnapper of Amsterdam 2-year-old Insiya, is als under investigation in his own country, the Telegraaf reports. He is under investigation for fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, according to the newspaper.

More than 10 complaints were made against him as the director of his company Conros Group and other companies. And on December 6th, he was officially charged with forgery, the newspaper writes.

Dec 21 '16 15:30

On Tuesday last week the municipality of Helmond dismissed a senior official "with immediate effect" for committing fraud, the municipality confirmed to Omroep Brabant. The municipality would say nothing about the official's identity or function.

Sources within the municipality told the broadcaster that the official worked as manager of the Department of Internal Services. Another source said that the fraud involved at least 20 thousand euros. 

The Helmond college of Mayor and Aldermen also would no comment on the matter, in an effort to protect the official's privacy. 

Dec 15 '16 12:40

Businessman Dick Peschar, who went missing in Amsterdam on Saturday and suddenly reappeared on Wednesday, claims that he was kidnapped by Albanian criminals. But according to the Telegraaf, he was seen taking his ease at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam earlier this week.

Peschar is involved in a complicated fraud case. He was last seen in a cafe in Amsterdam on Saturday night. His Mercedes was found in a ditch. The police launched a search for him, and found no trace of the businessman, until he reappeared unharmed on Wednesday.

Dec 13 '16 16:55

Former NS CEO wants Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance to testify in the criminal case surrounding irregularities in the procurement of public transport in Limburg. According to Huges' lawyer Daan Doorenbos, Dijsselbloem has to explain "criminalizing statements" he made about the former CEO, the lawyer said in the court in Den Bosch on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.

Dec 13 '16 12:15

Klaas Otto, the broke the most important rule in motorcycle clubs' code of conduct by speaking to the police and Public Prosecutor, according to the Telegraaf.

The "Green Bible" was printed on ordinary paper, and not paper recycled from old bibles as promised
Dec 1 '16 11:50

The paper used for the last week presented "Green Bibles", turned out to not be as green as promised. These bibles, which were meant to be a source of inspiration for sustainable living, are made of normal paper, not recycled bibles, NOS reports.

The publisher of the Green Bibles, Royal Jongbloed, announced in a statement that fraud was committed with the paper used in the bibles and that an employee was suspended for it. How or why this fraud was committed is unclear. The publisher is not available for comment. 

Oct 25 '16 15:50

On Tuesday the Public Prosecutor demanded 2 years in prison, six months of which conditionally suspended, against a 37-year-old man who embezzled over 858 thousand euros from the Salvation Army. The man used the money to fund his gambling habit, according to the Prosecutor, NU.nl reports.

Oct 13 '16 11:10

ING is named in a massive fraud case surrounding Malaysian state fund 1MDB. According to the Volkskrant, the U.S. subpoena in the case states that the Dutch bank played a roll in transfers of large amounts between companies.

Sep 12 '16 13:55

An increasing number of Dutch criminals are avoiding their prison sentences. The judiciary is currently looking for 3,209 fugitives who still have to serve prison sentences of 4 months or longer, compared to 2,760 in 2013 and 2,139 in 2009, according to documents from the Ministry of Security and Justice

Aug 25 '16 16:00

From now on those who lie on insurance claims will be fined 532 euros, the Dutch association of insurers VNV announced on Thursday. The measure is intended to be harsher in tackling insurance fraud and to discourage potential fraudsters from trying their luck

Aug 18 '16 14:30

A 22-year-old man from Maassluis was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of hacking, fraud and money laundering. The police got track of him after a bank pressed charges. He was traced based on thousands of collection notices he sent while pretending to be organizations like PostNL or collection agency Intrum Justitia

Jul 22 '16 10:04

The Dutch judiciary will prosecute NS and several former executives at the railway company and its subsidiaries over irregularities in the procurement of public transport in Limburg, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.

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