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