COPENHAGEN. – South Africa police arrested a Danish woman accused of stealing 111 million crowns ($ 17 million) of Danish government funds intended for the most vulnerable in society, said the state's state prosecutor for financial crimes.
The case, seen by many Danians as a symbol of the decline is confidential in reliable institutions, arising from a large government tax scandal and a money laundering case that includes a bank The largest of the country, Danske Bank.
Denmark is now working with South African authorities extradition the female, 64, the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime said in a statement.
Reuters was unable to reach the solicitor's solicitor immediately for comments, but he was quoted by a Danish God broadcaster saying he did not want to reveal how his client would respond to the allegations.
According to the Transparency International anti-corruption coalition, Denmark is one of the least polluted countries in the world.
It is suspected that the woman, who is a Danish ministry employee for social issues for over 40 years, transfers government money intended for vulnerable people to her own accounts between 2002 and 2018.
"The arrest of the main doubt means that there is now a hope of finding the lost millions," wrote Soren, Danish justice minister Pape Poulsen on Twitter.
The woman had been the subject of an international arrest warrant since October 18 when the ministry announced the findings of an internal investigation.
Three other people are assumed to be involved in the case. One of them was arrested in Johannesburg on October 30. – Reuters