Five arrested for scamming state out of around 1.8 mln euros

TAGS: Crime

Five people have been arrested in Athens for allegedly robbing the Greek state of an estimated 1.8 million euros, police said on Thursday.

Two suspects, a man aged 41 and a woman, 47, are thought to be the brains behind the scheme of creating fake employment and insurance records at nonexistent businesses for people who actually worked at a company they owned.

Investigators are looking into an additional eight suspects, one of whom is already in prison.