Azores – Public employees arrested on suspicion of diversion of 400 thousand euros

The Judiciary Police (PJ) detained two public servants in the service of the Regional Fund for Cohesion and Economic Development (FRCDE), because they were “heavily accused” of improperly appropriating € 400,000 from that public body under the government’s authority Regional of the Azores.

The two women, aged 55 and 56, linked to the Administrative and Financial Section of the FRCDE, are suspected of the continued practice of the crime of embezzlement in the last seven years.”Those detained, taking advantage of their professional functions and through undue treasury operations, with the use of incorrect bank transfers, in an articulated manner, have succeeded in ibtiaining for their their benefit, a value of nearly four hundred Thousand euros, “said the statement sent to the offices by the Department of Criminal Investigation of Ponta Delgada


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