Home care fraud under investigation
The former head of home care organisation Icare is suspected of embezzling EUR 1.3 million.5 June 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - Current affairs programme Nova has revealed that the former head of home care organisation Icare in the northern town of Meppel is suspected of large-scale fraud.
The Public Prosecutor's Office suspects former board chairman Bart Visser of embezzling EUR 1.3 million. Visser was chairman of the board of Icare from 1998 until 2005.
Other board members are also under investigation, as are a number of people not directly connected with the organisation. Money from the sale of Icare property and property belonging to a subsidiary were allegedly deposited on Visser's private account.
The chairman's fraudulent practices were already documented in a secret report by insurance company Achmea. In March, he was held in custody for two weeks in connection with the Public Prosecutor's investigation.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]