Workplace fraud gang arrested

Officers from the National Police have dismantled a criminal network dedicated to fraud in the workplace. In total, 40 people accused of committing crimes of falsehood, usurpation and Social Security fraud have been arrested.

The investigators learned that citizens of Nigerian origin, residing in Spain, were allegedly lending their documentation or false documents to third parties in an irregular situation, to carry out work activity supplanting the identity of the holder in the provinces of Madrid, Murcia, Alicante and Almería.

The legitimate holders obtained a direct benefit through part of the salary for the workers as well as an indirect profit through the collection of unemployment benefits and Social Security contributions.

After carrying out various procedures and after analysing multiple documentation from both contracting companies and various administrative bodies, the agents identified and located multiple people involved, proceeding to the arrest of 40 people in Madrid, Alicante, Almería, Murcia and Toledo.