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Police discover 10-mn-euro social security fraud in Puglia

Firms pretended to hire 831 farm hands for benefits

10 March, 12:36
Police discover 10-mn-euro social security fraud in Puglia (ANSA) - Bari, March 10 - Police in Bari Monday said they had discovered a fraud that saw 10 million euros siphoned away from Italy's social security agency INPS in connection with the fictitious employment of 831 farm hands in the southern Italian Puglia region.

A number of local companies pretended to hire the farm hands in order to get benefits such as unemployment, maternity checks and sick leave from INPS, which is the fund workers pay into for their retirement pensions and benefits.

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