The HCM City Police on Monday arrested two officials working for the Social Insurance Agency in Nha Be District for allegedly embezzling nearly VND5.6 billion (US$270,000).
Deputy director Nguyen Thi Hoa and Do Phuong Anh, a cashier and accountant, allegedly filed fake social insurance claims with forged signatures to make claims.
The police said that between January 2009 and October 2010 they colluded with another agency official – Bui Quoc Vinh, who has already been arrested and prosecuted – to forge stamps and documents to fake 31 social insurance claims.
They also fraudulently increased the number of years of service for 330 genuine claimants and the payments purportedly made to them and pocketed the difference. —VNS