Thursday, July 14, 2016

Time clock cheats caught wearing cardboard boxes over their heads

Public sector workers in southern Italy have been caught wearing cardboard boxes over their heads in a bid to avoid identification as they cheat on their time clocks.

Police caught 23 council employees in the town of Boscotrecase near Naples on camera clocking-in for friends or punching-in and leaving again, with two donning cardboard box disguises.

Six were put under house arrest, 13 were suspended for a year and four were suspended for six months. With their staff gone, four council offices have been forced to close their doors.

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Those arrested, accused of fraud against the state, included the head of the local traffic police and the head of the town’s accounting department. The cabinet passed a decree in January cracking down on public sector shirkers.

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