Wednesday 15 July 2020

Senior Amsterdam police officer fired for fraud


Senior Amsterdam police officer Ad Smit has been fired for alleged expenses fraud and leaking confidential information, according to NOS broadcaster on Friday.

An internal investigation apparently revealed that for years his family dined on police expenses, while from 2009 to 2015, he used public cash to buy hundreds of tickets for football matches, concerts and events.

He also reportedly arranged free tickets for Amsterdam Arena and the Ziggo Dome for family members, friends and colleagues. Eleven police officers are under investigation for receiving such tickets.

Smit also reportedly used police systems for private purposes and passed on confidential information.

According to the Telegraaf, Smit is protesting his sacking, believing that other people should be investigated too.

Public prosecutors are investigating the allegations.

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