Last week, the municipality of Färgelanda called a press conference to announce that two employees had been suspended from their positions and reported to the police. The two are suspected of having embezzled several hundred thousand kronor.
Suspect in a manager
These are mobile phones and computers purchased for private use and the alarm was received via the municipality's whistleblower function. One of the suspects has some type of managerial role in the municipality, according to Christel Olsson, personnel manager at Färgelanda municipality.
"To be able to make this type of purchase, you need to have a budget responsibility," says Christel Olsson to P4 Väst.