How can a social worker afford to buy a new BMW? If you're the 39-year-old
man convicted recently by a German court, you do it by pocketing more than $163,800
in public funds intended for homeless people and war refugees, according to
the Reuters news service.
The unidentified man told a German newspaper it had been easy for him to channel
funds to his own account because he had clearance to issue individual payments
of up to $1,890.
"It was an enormous temptation, just a computer click away," he was
quoted as saying.
Convicted of embezzlement, the man received a two-year suspended jail sentence
and was told to repay the money.
Reuters, via Yahoo!