Economic crime in Sweden increases by 50 percent as big companies develop moves to “play the system”
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Economic, financial and related crimes are on the rapid increase in Sweden. Last year, 4300 suspected serious economic crimes were reported, which is an increase of 50 percent over the previous year.
This relates to, for example, on tax and accounting fraud in connection with bankruptcy and fraud where money is lurked from the government’s wage guarantee programs.
“Companies are becoming more and more criminal tool, it's a trend we're seeing,” says the Economic Crimes Bureau Director, Eva Håkansson Fröjelin, to Swedish television.
She believes that a large proportion of the increase is due to that more economic crime is being detected, but also that the free movement across borders and the government's efforts to facilitate the business environment has created greater opportunities for fraud and crime.
“We see more and more links between the cheating companies and the large established companies. In particular, the construction industry - driven projects with longer chains of subcontractors.”
By Scancomark.se Team