PHILIPSBURG - On Friday 21 September 2018, the 53-year-old auditor identified with initials G.E. was arrested by police for falsification in writing and fraud, police said in a statement on Wednesday.
“From the year 2014 up to and including the present, the suspect took care of the income tax returns and the payment of SZV premiums. The defendant received cash from his clients in order to meet the tax obligations.
“The suspect did not hand over the money to the tax department and the SZV, but instead put it into his own pocket. In order to satisfy his customers, he made false receipts which showed that the obligations to the tax department and the SZV had been met.
“Due to administrative delays at the aforementioned government institutions, customers received a letter from the SZV and the tax department after two years, stating that there was a payment overdue.
“When the customers with the receipts issued by G.E. went to the SZV and the tax department, it turned out that all receipts were false. In addition, G.E. was also found to draw up false employers' statements and false pay slips. In this way, the accused G.E. managed to obscure considerable amount money. The investigation is ongoing.” (Sint Maarten Police Force)