Published On: Mon, Jul 1st, 2013

In 2012, many cases of embezzlement at work

Court of JusticeWILLEMSTAD – In 2012, a remarkable number of complaints were made for ​​embezzlement or fraud at work. In some cases it involved relatively small amounts embezzled, but there were also complaints filed for embezzlement of amounts above 100,000 guilders. This is reported in the 2012 annual report of the Public Prosecutor (OM).

There were, according to the prosecution, a number of investigation that have received media attention. Those were cases which in jargon are known as 'harvesting'. In 2012 there were several people, all foreigners detained after they were caught with false or forged credit cards - forgery of credit cards is known as 'skimming' - money pinned, or have tried to pin from ATM machines in Curacao. A number of persons were also arrested when they tried to buy expensive goods with skimmed bank cards

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