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Thirty caught for social security fraud 

National Police agents have arrested 30 people and investigated 27 others for crimes related to Social Security fraud.

In total, 39 companies have been investigated for defrauding 10,597,837 euros from the public treasury through the non payment of quotas and the improper collection of benefits.

The investigation began last June after irregularities were detected in several companies located in Murcia, Almeria, Soria, Toledo, Madrid, Barcelona, Castellón, Alicante, Seville, Lugo, Badajoz, Cáceres and Valencia.

The crimes are mainly the systematic non-payment of social insurance to the General Treasury of the Social Security.

In some cases, several people had been registered so that these so-called “workers” could collect unemployment benefit.