Five people, suspected of being involved in a scam of several million euros, were arrested on Tuesday, June 28, by the police of the group “taxi transport de personnes”, in Seine-Saint-Denis.

The investigation started in February 2021, after the control of a VTC at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport, reports

Actu Seine-Saint-Denis

.

The police had discovered that the driver was not declared and that he worked for a "straw manager".

By investigating the real leader, they learn that he actually owns six companies in his name, four in a fictitious name and that no hiring and tax declarations have ever been made.

Nearly three million euros in fraud

During their investigations, the investigators find that large transfers are made to accounts of his family, which implies that the latter "actively participate in hidden work".

The money was then transferred to overseas accounts or cryptocurrency platforms.

After 17 months of investigation, the police took five people into custody.

According to

Actu Paris

, 100,000 euros in cash, 116,000 euros in gold and 300,000 euros in cryptocurrencies were seized.

As for the fraud at Urssaf, it would be estimated at three million euros.

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