Former port manager accused of embezzlement
A former port manager of Vejle harbor, located in Southeast Jutland, is being audited for
violating 16 different cases of the criminal code’s laws on embezzlement. The case revolves around possibly criminal offences related to the administration that is in charge of the harbor’s finances for expenses incurred for gifts, traveling and various other things.
Financially, the accusations adds up to a total sum of 21.500 Danish kroner, while a number of other matters have been pointed out in the investigation, but no grounds have been found for prosecution in these cases, Southeast Jutland Police writes in a press release.
The accused claims not guilty to all the acquisitions. In relation to the case against the port manager, police has dropped charges against two former employees. They were originally accused of embezzlement and tax fraud.
The reason for this verdict is, that the employees most likely wouldn’t be found guilty in a criminal case, if it were to be taken to court,” Police writes further.
The case began on 9 October when the municipality of Vejle, due to an accountant report from PwC, reported possibly millions over the budget being spent. Vejle harbor then decided to report this to the police.
According to Bolette Lund Kristensen, prosecutor of Southeast Jutland Police, the 16 cases are about trades that may look like they would be related to port operation, but in reality they were for private use.
Charges against two former chairmen of the board and two former vice-presidents of Vejle Harbor were dropped on 4th of April, while the now definite part of the case is being investigated further.
"The case will now be prepared for trial by the court in Kolding, under the eyes of judges and with the cases evidence, as the accused denies guilty," Police states.
Source: Sydøstjyllands Politi / Maritime Denmark