Main fraud news in the North of France in January: a huge VAT fraud with luxury cars in Lille, a case of embezzlement in a private high school near Boulogne-Sur-Mer, and a former bailiff judged for serious fraud and breach of trust near Dunkirk.
This month in the North of France: the bitcoins dispenser in Lille suspected to be used for money-laundering, the President of Lille Metropole will be judged in the next future, as well as an accountant in Valenciennes for the misappropriation of public funds. In Bailleul, a transport company suffered an important prejudice due to the theft of sweets by employees.
In November, the town hall of Aulnoye-Aymeries has suffered a ransomware attack. In Valenciennes, 67 Romanians have been sentenced to prison for benefit fraud. In Lille, an employee in sick leave would have embezzled 500 000 euros in a few months only.
Another company has faced a ransomware attack in the Northern France, and a former football player from Lens has been sentenced to prison for a massive unemployment insurance fraud in October.
This month in the northern France: a former union leader at Ascoval suspected of misappropriation for 500 000 euros, a pharmacist in Lille judged for high-level social security fraud, and fraudulent sales of plots in a cementery in Valenciennes.
The regional press talks about a preliminary investigation against the president of Lille European Metropolis for misappropriation of public funds, a former mayor of Le Touqet convicted for conflict of interest, and Total Direct Énergie victim of fraud by sales agents in Dunkirk.
A ransomware attack against a construction group, a case of misappropriation of public funds in a city in Pas-de-Calais, and a case of fraudulent obtaining in a company in Bailleul have been reported during this month of July 2020 in the Northern France.
The weighbridge fraudmay be difficult to detect for industrial companies and may cause important financial losses. We present some of the main risks of weighbridge-related frauds and some best practices to prevent them.