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Fake War Veteran Ordered To Pay Back €40,000

A 53-year-old Croat who received 40,000 euros in benefit payments as an invalid as a result of the countries homeland war in the 1990’s, has been ordered by the courts to pay the money back after he was uncovered as a fraud.

The man falsely claimed to the War Veteran’s Ministry in 1996 that he was injured on the battlefield in 1994 as a member of the 141. brigade of the Croatian Army. The incident never existed, and now the man must return the 308,478 kuna (40,000 euros), reports Vecernji list.

The sentencing judge said that the sentence is a warning to all of those who had been claiming benefits illegally as war invalids.The man also received a 2-year suspended jail sentence.

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