PSnews – In recent years, the Security-Investigation Division under the Nam Dinh Provincial Police has broken many rings that imitated or used forged documents and certificates to illegally get monthly social benefits for wounded veterans and Agent Orange’s victims.
Recently in Nam Dinh, there has appeared a new type of criminals, who have used tricks to imitate State agencies’ seals and documents to illegally get social benefits from the State for policy beneficiaries. They have also made use of loopholes in State agencies implementing policies of the Party and the State for policy beneficiaries to illegally seek profits, causing public discontent.
|Police officers at a daily meeting.
According to Senior Colonel Pham Van Hoa, head of the Security-Investigation Division under the Nam Dinh Provincial Police said in 2016, his unit has prosecuted 12 cases with 17 defendants suspected of “imitating documents of State agencies or social organizations to deceive agencies, organizations or citizens out of their property”.
For instance in Nghia Hung district, the Nam Dinh Police successfully investigated a case and prosecuted up to 12 defendants. The defendants then pleaded guilty.
Accordingly, the suspects took advantage of the preferential policies of the State for war veterans, affected by toxic chemicals during the war against American invaders. With fake documents, a number of local people got monthly social benefits from local State agencies although had never participated in battlefields B, C or K in wartime.
The amount of money that these impersonators had cheated State agencies out of is estimated at more than 1 billion VND.
Most recently, through the media and public sources, the Nam Dinh Municipal Police also discovered another case relating to 31 fake records, which were used to get social benefits, in Truc Dao Commune, Truc Ninh district. The investigation team then prosecuted 4 defendants charged with abusing their positions and powers while on duty.By Phung Nguyen