Rotterdam residents prevented a tourist family from Thailand from being robbed by fake police officers on Tuesday.
A court in East Brabant sentenced 45-year old Willy Selten to 30 months in prison for falsifying invoices, delivery notes and written statements, and using these fake documents in meat trading in two companies. Selten denied knowingly tampering with meat and claimed the fraud incident only to be an administrative error in late March.
Police in Utrecht arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of swindling residents in a solar panel scam. The suspect visited several homes promising to install solar panels, and collecting a deposit in advance for the work.
ABN Amro has "insufficient understanding" of the other positions and personal interest of its own board. The rules to prevent insider trading by the directors are also not in order. Only in the course of this year the bank hopes to meet the requirements set by the supervisor to prevent the mixing of private interests and the interests of the bank.
The police arrested a bookkeeper of an administrative office from Alblasserdam and the owner of a shipping company in Rotterdam in Eindhoven yesterday. This was done as part of a criminal investigation into an alleged criminal organization suspected of involvement in fraud in the trade of edible oils.
The court in Arnhem today found an egg hatchery and three hen farms guilty of keeping more chickens than was allowed through forgery. The businesses were given a fine and the managers were sentenced to community service. The court did however rule that there was not enough evidence to prove that the businesses were selling normal eggs as free range eggs.
Meat trader Willy Selten stood in front of the court in Den Bosch once more on Tuesday morning pleading his innocence, and saying that horse meat entering the beef supply chain was a simple administrative failure, according to Hart van Nederland. The prosecutor accused Selten of intentionally mixing horse meat and beef and selling it as pure beef, and called for a five-year prison sentence.
Meat trader Willy Selten admits that mistakes were made during the processing of horse meat on his farm in Oss, but he denies that he knowingly and intentionally tampered with the meat. Stelten therefore assumes that he will be acquitted when the lawsuit against him begins next week, NU reports.
An internal investigation of the ABN Amro branch in Dubai found no evidence of fraud committed by employees. There was also no evidence of terrorist financing or money laundering. There was, however, evidence that internal rules were violated.
Former Imtech CEO Rene van der Bruggen allegedly supplied the German branch of the company with false invoices amounting to tens of millions of Euros, according to investigations by De Telegraaf and German Handelsblatt. The money was then used to cover up financial losses made in the Netherlands, according to broadcaster BNR.
An Australian man has been arrested in the Philippines on suspicion of abusing at least 8 children in a horrible way. The body of a 10 year old girl, who was (probably) killed by his abuse and mistreatment, was found in a house that the suspect used to rent. Her body has been unearthed from the floor of the house for further investigation.
The Prosecutor’s Office in Amsterdam is pushing forward with a demand for more prison time for former Noord-Holland provincial executive Ton Hooijmaijers. The Attorney General today in appellate court demanded four years for the VVD politician.
The Public Prosecutor is going after an egg hatchery from Babberich and three egg farms from Landhorst, Leveroij and Haule for selling millions of ordinary eggs as free range eggs.
The VVD will start its election campaign under a dark cloud of integrity scandals. Investigations into two VVD parliamentarians threaten to overshadow everything else. The campaign starts tonight with Prime Minister Mark Rutte on TV at Jinek.
Minister Ronald Plasterk (Internal Affairs) has called on municipalities to make more house calls to fight against "address fraud", where people give up false addresses to profit from housing benefits and student financing, among other things.
In addition to controversy and concerns surrounding parliamentarian Mark Verheijen, the VVD is may now well be dealing with another politician under investigation. According to the AD, Kathalijne de Kruif, the VVD faction leader from Maarssen, seems to be part of a major criminal investigation.
Some of Philips' small foreign partner companies stole a total of about 20 million euros from the Dutch technology company by committing large-scale corporate fraud, De Telegraaf reports based on research from the Financieele Dagblad.
The flexible labor market leads to an increasing amount of fraud in companies, because employees are less loyal to their employers. This is according to the annual report of business crime by Hoffman Bedrijfsrecherche, the NU reports.
Russian hacker Vladimir Drinkman will be extradited to the United States, a court in the Netherlands determined Tuesday. Washington wants to prosecute Drinkman for hacking U.S. companies, being a member of a criminal organization, counterfeiting payment cards, money laundering and fraud.
A court in Amsterdam will this week open the trial against five people who defrauded the city for €40,000.
The Public Prosecutor of the district of Maastricht is investigating fraud in the construction of the A2 tunnel. The general manager of Avenue2 and another manager have been custody for some time. The Dagblad De Limburger and the Limburgs Dagblad reported this on Wednesday.
Two teenagers from Zoetermeer were arrested on Sunday for fraud. They went door to door as newspaper deliverers and collected money from residents. The money was eventually donated to Serious Request.
The prosecutor has called for a €2.4 million fine against Hubert Mollenkamp, former CEO of Rochdale, during his pre-trial hearing in court today. The former head of the Amsterdam housing corporation is facing charges of bribery, tax evasion, money laundering and perjury.
At least 118 arrests have been made in connection with a global investigation aimed at ending the fraudulent purchase of airline tickets. Arrests came via the Global Airport Action, an alliance formed by centers at Europol in The Hague, Interpol in Singapore and Ameripol in Bogota. Several of those arrested were in the Netherlands.