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Officer in Counties/Manukau accused of fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 wage support payment

22 December 2022

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation into an allegation an officer fraudulently applied for the wage subsidy from the Ministry of Social Development in relation to his secondary employment (his own business).

The officer claimed he had employees and needed the subsidy to pay them. The people he claimed to be employees were spoken to and denied working for the officer. While the officer resigned and repaid the money during the investigation, the Authority notes he has been charged.

The Authority agrees with the Police decision to charge the officer.

IPCA: 20-5018

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