13 July 2020,   04:25
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One person detained on the fact of manufacturing and selling of forged official documents

As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, representatives of Investigation Service of Ministry of Finance of Georgia, detained one person on the fact of manufacturing and selling of forged official documents in Kakheti region.

Investigation revealed, that head of one of the companies, in order to receive illegal material benefits, intended to abuse compensation program for victims of coronavirus pandemic, initiated by the Government of Georgia.

With this criminal intent, he made forged official notices on behalf of 11 individuals, according to which the citizens allegedly represented employees hired by the company of the accused person and had been on unpaid leave since March 21 2020, due to COVID 19.

Each notice was made and sold by the accused for a fee of GEL 50.

It should also be noted that the accused person had been convicted of manufacturing and using forged tax documents and is currently under probation.

Investigation is underway under the first part of Article 362 of Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment for up to three years.

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