Several employees of a housing association in Aarhus are suspected of having committed financial crimes for up to DKK 20 million.
This is stated in a press release from the municipality about a legal investigation, which was handed over to the police on Tuesday.
The alleged extensive crime in Østjysk Bolig concerns fraud, mandate fraud and receipt of return commission.
Back in October last year, the municipality’s supervisor reported the director of Østjysk Bolig to the police. He was expelled.
The review concerned private purchases for approximately DKK 370,000. This money was actually the residents’.
But the new legal study thus paints a much gloomier picture of what has taken place in the housing association. The amount comes up in the order of 15 to 20 million kroner, it is stated in the municipality’s press release.
Østjysk Bolig has more than 2,800 homes and has employed about 70 employees, according to the association’s website.
On Wednesday morning, a letter was sent to all residents. It quotes a press release from Katja Hillers, who is chairman of the organization board. She is shaken by the case, she writes.
– When we were made aware in the autumn that something was probably completely wrong, I had no imagination at all to imagine that it was an amount of almost 20 million kroner – that is equivalent to about 7000 kroner per. housing, she says.
The lawyer’s investigation covers the years 2011 to 2020.
– It is a huge failure, as it is us residents of Østjysk Bolig who have been robbed of this unimaginable amount of money, it sounds from Katja Hillers.
Quelle: Die nordische Seite