Nav has reported 907 people for defrauding them out of 183 million in total, in the second four-month period of this year. The majority of the instances of fraud have been committed by people between 30 and 50 years of age.
The instances of fraud are evenly distributed across the country, and there is a slight majority of men among those who have been reported, Sverre Lindahl said to Dagens Næringsliv.
Lindahl is the director of Nav Control. He says the police in recent years have brought charges in 85 percent of the reported cases. Only 2-3 per cent of cases which end up in the courts, ends with acquittal.
– We are very satisfied with that, Lindahl says.
Nav do not bring all the cases they uncover to the police with a, but they always demand their money back.
They add a 10 percent rate, and those who are caught, risk being shut out of the NAV system for a period. How much money Nav is actually defrauded out of is difficult to say for sure, said control director.
– A few years ago Proba social analysis estimated that fraud for up to eight billion kroner may go unrecorded. So the cases we uncover and report, probably only amount to a small part of the total number of such instances, . We report only the biggest and most serious cases.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today