Helmond official fired on fraud charges

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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. 

The municipality is still investigating and reported the official to the police. 

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