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Spain. Trade unions cheated for 4.5 million euros. The stolen money was distributed to relatives and traveled around the world

Spain.  Trade unions cheated for 4.5 million euros.  The stolen money was distributed to relatives and traveled around the world

Spanish trade unions announced on Thursday that they had been defrauded by a former administrative worker for €4.5 million, daily El Condfidencial reported. For the stolen money, the woman traveled around the world, invited friends, distributed the money to her relatives.

An internal audit commissioned by the socialist trade unions of the General Confederation of Workers in Madrid showed that a former employee, Mica Thomas Lopez, could have issued 657 fake checks worth 4.5 million euros on the organization’s account.

In addition to Lopez, suspects of fraud, embezzlement and record falsification are her husband and three other female employees, as well as Secretary General Luis Miguel Lopez Rielo, who resigned in December when the scandal broke, and former treasurer Clemente Sanchez. The trade union is studying workers’ claims against the Wage Guarantee Fund, Fogas. She charges 10% for those services from non-union members. on the amount awarded. In order to ensure the collection of interest, the amount is transferred from Fogas to the account of the UGT associations, which subsequently transfers it to the beneficiaries.

With the stolen money, I traveled the world

Court proceedings against the woman are still pending. According to the prosecution, Lopez issued fake checks to fictitious or known recipients. To date, 657 such cases have been identified based on the review.

Lopez traveled with her husband all over the world, including Lapland, TanzaniaDubai, Miami and the Maldives. She invited dozens of friends for luxury trips and paid them all costs. She gave money to relatives and friends.

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