ghost citizens

Jun 25 '13 08:39

Amsterdam has identified 2500 ghost citizens during a  2-year investigation of addresses. The investigation of the city also revealed welfare and benefits fraud. This is evident from a coverage on Monday from RTL News.

The municipality compared 58,000 addresses from the municipal administration and addresses of benefits agency UWV. The municipality says that the number of addresses where fraud was determined was rather small, but the fraud amount per address was considerable.

Apr 25 '13 08:17

The IRS staff are angry with State Secretary Frans Weekers, who they think should have acted much earlier against the benefits fraud of Bulgarian criminals, according to a report by RTL Nieuws on Wednesday. RTL Nieuws was given the chance to have a look at the reactions of the staff on the internal internet network .

Last Sunday it was made public that eastern European gangs committed large-scale fraud with benefits and subsidies. They did so by making fellow countrymen become ghost citizens of a municipality. In that way they were able to earn a lot of money.

Apr 22 '13 14:19

It is very easy to commit fraud with taxes, the government and the tax authorities have been aware of the problems for years. Member of political party CDA Pieter Omtzigt said this on Twitter.

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