Fmr. Tilburg University dean arrested for fraud, embezzlement

Tilburg University (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Ron Maijen)Tilburg University (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Ron Maijen)

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. 

It is now believed that De R. paid more than a million euros to companies belonging to his family members.

The relationship between De R. and the other suspects is unclear at this stage. All three suspects are still in custody.