Over 25 000 inspections have already been carried out by the State, and their number is expected to double by the end of the summer.
Elizabeth Terminal, the minister of Labour, said Tuesday on RTL that 25 000 controls on the applications of partial unemployment had led to 1400 "suspicions" of fraud. Around 700 companies are suspected of having made false claims and just as many scams.
folders have already been transferred to the courts, others will be. "We will forward it to the justice, we will be uncompromising with those who subvert the system," she added.
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Questioned by AFP, the ministry of Labour has identified two types of fraud : fraud (identity theft, bogus companies) and the false claims (hours reported different working hours, for example). Some controls have helped to regularize the erroneous requests, said the ministry. "We made a lot of controls : it has already done 25 000, there will be 50 000 by the end of the summer," added the minister.
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a month ago, Muriel Pénicaud, then minister of Labour, had indicated that of the 3000 first checks on the applications for partial unemployment had led to "850 suspicions of fraud," and four procedures for "scam".
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as Soon as the containment and to compensate for the shutdown of activity arising from this, the government has expanded the possibility of recourse to partial unemployment in France.
According to estimates by the ministry of Labour, 7.2 million French were unemployed in part one or more days per week in march, to 8.8 million in April, $ 7.9 million in may and 4.5 in June.
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In the case of fraud, the sanctions range up to two years imprisonment and 30,000 euros fine, and administrative penalties, provide for the reimbursement of aid and the exclusion from income of subsidies for up to 5 years.