October 19, 2021

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A restaurant goes on holiday to Dubai with money from the Solidarity Fund

According to Taps police officials, the scam allowed him to touch almost 35,000 euros.

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This week a restaurant operating in Besanோon, Taps, admitted that the police had voluntarily increased its key turnover in order to achieve greater solidarity funding, so he went on holiday to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) several times. France Blue Besson Thursday, May 20th. According to Taps police officials, the scam allowed him to touch almost 35,000 euros.

The restaurant set up a scam to secure a solidarity fund, which was dedicated to the most troubled traders by Govt-19’s health crisis. By increasing its core turnover, it was able to receive the most significant assistance: between March 2020 and February 2021, it received nearly 35,000 euros.

In January 2020, just before the crisis, the restaurant opened its store and did not hire any staff. Thanks to this amount, the restaurant made several trips to Dubai. Officers from the Taps tax services eventually discovered the fraud, and the police were able to trace it to the owner of this fast food restaurant, who not only received assistance from the Solidarity Fund, but also received unemployment benefits.

For gross fraud, the restaurant owner faces up to seven years in prison and a fine of 50 750,000.