The unnamed man, nicknamed the “King of Absentees” by the Italian press, allegedly made 538,000 euros or round $647,000 in whole after being assigned as a civil servant to the Pugliese Ciaccio hospital in Catanzaro, within the southern area of the nation in 2005, BBC Information reported, citing the Ansa information company.
The 67-year-old employee and 6 managers on the hospital are beneath investigation by the police for fraud, abuse of workplace and extortion, which is a component of a bigger investigation into fraud within the public sector within the nation.
He has additionally been accused of threatening the hospital’s former director to maintain her from reporting him, the BBC reported. After she retired, neither her alternative nor human assets observed his absences, police reportedly stated.
Lacking work is a frequent drawback within the public sector within the nation, based on The Guardian.
An investigation into absenteeism in Italy discovered girls utilizing their husbands’ employees playing cards to clock them into work and others clocking earlier than going canoeing, procuring or taking a nap, based on The Guardian.