A 40-year-old man has been charged with “fraud against a public body”. He will appear on January 27 before the correctional chamber of the court from Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle). He is suspected of having obtained economic aid linked to the Covid-19 unlawfully, reveals Lorraine News.
The suspect had been targeted by a preliminary investigation by the judicial police of Nancy. It was seized by the prosecution last April. The General Directorate of Public Finances of Meurthe-et-Moselle noted an inconsistency in its situation, according to Eastern Republican.
€ 22,266 in grants
The 40-year-old was declared to be the boss of a company for the purchase and resale of used vehicles, based in Tomblaine. He would have appealed to solidarity fund set up by the government in 2020 to help economic actors who are victims of the health crisis, explain our colleagues.
He would then have declared a turnover of 8,500 € between March and June 2020. The investigators noted that the amount generated by his company during this period was zero. He would also have created a company in the name of his partner to benefit from this aid, notes the local newspaper. He would have obtained a total of 22,266 € of aid, according to the zonal direction of the judicial police of the East, quoted by the daily.