Profiteering from maternity regime

SUNDAY, 31/05/2020 13:49:13

Some employees of Samil Ha Noi Vina Co., Ltd. (a wholly South Korean owned company headquartered in Binh Han ward, Hai Duong city) have swindled and appropriated property.

Some employees of Samil Ha Noi Vina Co., Ltd. have swindled and profiteered from insurance

Taking advantage of loopholes in labor management and the implementation of the social insurance enjoyment process, some employees of Samil Ha Noi Vina Co., Ltd. (a wholly South Korean owned company headquartered in Binh Han ward, Hai Duong city) have swindled and appropriated property.

In April 2018, the provincial Police's Economic Police Division received denouncement from the public that some people at Samil Ha Noi Vina Co., Ltd. connived together to swindle and appropriate property from December 2012 to January 2016. Members of the Economic Police Division worked out a plan to crack down on this crime syndicate.

According to the information provided, the investigating agency only knew that the incident occurred at Samil Ha Noi Vina Co., Ltd. but was unaware of the instigator.

To step by step track down the criminals, it took investigators a lot of time to verify hundreds of employees enjoying the maternity regime at the company from December 2012 to January 2016 to find out who were working or not working for the business.

Through review, clues of the case were gradually revealed. The investigators detected that some employees stopped working for the company but still paid social, health, and unemployment insurance, including Luong Thi Nhi from Bac Giang, Pham Thi Quyen, Ngan Thi Tam, and Tang Thi Huong, born in 1993, and Nguyen Thi Phuong, born in 1987, all of them lived in Hai Duong. 

Tran Thi Thanh Lan, born in 1987, living in Quang Trung ward, Hai Duong city, an employee of Samil Ha Noi Vina Co., Ltd., was the instigator of the swindling and property appropriation case.

At the investigating agency, Lan admitted her criminal behavior. 

Starting to work for the company in September 2009, Lan was assigned to be in charge of social insurance by the leader of the Administration and Personnel Department.

Lan mainly handled social insurance regimes for employees, drew up decisions to terminate labor contracts, managed and kept all documents related to employees' participation in and enjoyment of insurance regimes.

In the process of working, Lan understood the order, procedures, methods, as well as some loopholes that could be exploited to swindle and appropriate property.

Realizing that many pregnant employees arbitrarily quitted their jobs or no longer worked for the company but did not qualified for enjoyment of the maternity regime as prescribed, Lan contacted them to reach an agreement on cooperation in profiteering from insurance and division of the money enjoyed.

Then, Lan reported addition of those people to the employees entitled to be covered by social insurance to social insurance bodies through Samil Ha Noi Vina Co., Ltd. so that they would be eligible to enjoy the maternity regime.

After regime enjoyment, Lan reported reduction of the subjects.

After more than one year of investigation, in October 2019, the investigating agency had enough grounds to prosecute the case and six defendants, consisting of Tran Thi Thanh Lan, Le Thi Linh, Bui Thi Hue, Vuong Thi Dung, Doan Ngoc Ha, and Nguyen Thi Thanh for swindling and appropriating property.

Determining that this was a complicated case, so the investigating agency expanded investigation and on April 23, 2020 prosecuted two more defendants, namely Tang Thi Huong and Nguyen Thi Phuong, for the same charges.

The investigating agency defined that in more than four years, the subjects gave Lan VND69.8 million as remuneration for helping them be covered by social insurance and eligible to enjoy the maternity regime.

Lan completed dossiers for the subjects to receive more than VND130 million in maternity allowances from social insurance bodies.

According to investigators of the Economic Police Division, though the subjects were identified, it was not simple to gather sufficient grounds to accuse them.

It was partly due to the company's unscientific storage and management of documents, causing many difficulties for investigation. At peak time, investigators had to work day and night to screen hundreds of employees of the company entitled to the maternity regime.

The investigators actively coordinated with the provincial Social Insurance to provide a list of those approved to enjoy the maternity regime by the company and many relevant documents, so the work went more smoothly.

To date, the Economic Police Division has completed and transferred investigation documents to the provincial People's Procuracy to indict the subjects. 

For swindling and property appropriation, they will receive adequate legal penalties, which will disillusion those intending to swindle, appropriate property, and profiteer from the social insurance fund.



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