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Latvian Finance Police uncovers yet another cash register data manipulation scheme

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFollowing 15 searches in Riga, Latvian State Revenue Service’s Finance Police neutralized yet another criminal group that worked in public catering and carried out cash register data manipulations. As a result of illegal activities of this group, the state budget suffered losses worth EUR 206 thousand.

Following an in-depth investigation, SRS Finance Police managed to neutralize an organized group that was avoiding taxes and associated fees during the period from March 2014 to August 2015. Actions of this group have caused serious losses for the state budget, notes SRS.

Finance Police has launched a criminal process in relation to illegal activities of this criminal group in accordance with Part 3 of Section 2017 and Part 3 of Section 2018 of the Criminal Law.

As part of the aforementioned criminal process, officers of SRS Finance Police carried out a total of 15 searches in the homes, offices and cars of members of the criminal group.

Using special software, the criminal group carried out illegal activities with electronic cash registers. As a result, two public catering companies managed to reduce its factual revenue and increase unchecked financial resources, which they used to cover all sorts of expenses, including envelope wages. This is confirmed by wage lists officers found during searches. These lists contained information regarding paid and planned envelope wages. Illegal activities of the organized group was supported by some IT company, which provided maintenance of databases that contained information about all transactions carried out by the two public catering companies.

In total, the criminal group consisted of three companies and multiple private persons with mutually divided income. Finance Police has announced that there are three suspects in this case.

Pre-court investigation continues. No detailed information is revealed to the media in the interest of the investigation.


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