Okinawa Times Employees Fraudulently Receive Corona Virus Persistence Benefits or September 13 at 11:32 AM
Okinawa Times, a newspaper in Okinawa Prefecture, announced that its employees had misused the country’s benefit system for the Corona Virus antivirus and had illegally received 1 million yen.
The Okinawa Times commented, “We will investigate the facts and deal with them strictly.”
According to the Okinawa Times, it was a male employee in his 40s who was seconded to an affiliated company.
Employees exploited the “sustainability benefit” system in countries where sales fell due to the effects of the new coronavirus.
The maximum amount of benefits is 2 million yen for small and medium-sized corporations and 1 million yen for individual business operators, and it is thought that employees falsely applied for side jobs and received 1 million yen.
There was an external point that “employees are involved in fraudulent payments”, and an internal investigation revealed their involvement.
Employees are allowed to receive fraudulent benefits and are responding to police inquiries.
The Okinawa Times said, “We take it seriously and apologize for the unauthorized receipt of our employees. We will examine the facts and deal with them strictly.”
In a survey conducted by the Okinawa Times, it was found that male employees in their thirties who belonged to the same affiliated company also applied for the case under the system of sustained benefits.
So far, the employee’s benefits have not been confirmed, but the company plans to investigate the details of the benefits.
In Okinawa Prefecture, there have been a series of consultations with the police regarding sustained benefits, and the police are investigating the case as a group behind the payment of fraudulent benefits.