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Business travel fraud: criminal proceedings

23.02.2021
Since the beginning of the year, the Mogilev interdistrict department of the Investigation Committee has initiated a number of criminal proceedings on embezzlement of funds, which are committed by employees of various enterprises when going on business trips. These crimes are systematically detected by the body of inquiry and entail damage to the organization and the prosecution of employees.

According to the investigation, a 46-year-old Mogilev resident, working as the head of a warehouse of one of the state grocery enterprises, during his business trips was obliged to visit trade facilities in the Mogilev region, where the organization's products are sold. In this regard, the man was paid travel expenses, a working day was doubled, and a fuel card was issued.

The man provided the accounting department of the enterprise with deliberately false documents about the periods of being on business trips, without actually leaving there. Including indicated false information in the waybills, while committing the theft of diesel fuel.

By his actions, the man caused damage to the enterprise in the amount of more than 2 thousand rubles. A criminal proceeding has been initiated against the Mogilev resident under part 1 of article 209 (fraud) and part 1 of article 427 (official forgery) and part 1 of article 211 (appropriation or embezzlement of property by the person to whom it is entrusted) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.

According to the materials of the criminal case, a 50-year-old engineer of an industrial enterprise, leaving on business trips for a period of three or four days, performed the necessary work in one day, and spent the remaining days at his place of residence. The man provided the accounting department of the organization with deliberately forged documents about the travel expenses incurred for renting housing and daily subsistence allowance for the period of the entire business trip, thereby causing damage to the enterprise in the amount of more than a thousand rubles. A criminal proceeding was initiated against the Mogilev resident under Part 1 of Article 209 (fraud) of the Criminal Code.

A 64-year-old head of a department at an industrial enterprise in Mogilev is suspected of fraud. The woman, knowing for certain that she would not go on a business trip to the Russian Federation, upon completion of the period of business trips, submitted to the accounting department deliberately forged documents about the allegedly incurred travel expenses for renting housing and daily subsistence allowances. The woman caused by her actions damage to the enterprise in the amount of more than 5.3 thousand rubles.

At present, given the massive nature of such violations, the preliminary investigation bodies, together with the police officers, are carrying out systematic work to identify and suppress such illegal actions at the enterprises of Mogilev and the Mogilev region.

Official representative of the
Investigation Committee Directorate of Mogilev region
Anastasia Lavrinovich