National Health Insurance Corporation employee embezzles 4.6 billion won… criminal charges | Ajou Economy


An employee who embezzled 4.6 billion won in funds from the National Health Insurance Corporation has been charged with the police.

The National Health Insurance Corporation announced on the 23rd that it confirmed the embezzlement estimated at about 4.6 billion won by an employee in charge of debt in its financial management office and immediately filed a criminal complaint against the employee at the Wonju Police Station in Gangwon-do and frozen the account.

The Corporation confirmed the embezzlement during a business inspection the previous morning. This is in the process of checking receivables with pending payment. It has been determined that the employee is currently residing abroad.

The Corporation has deprived this employee of his work authority and plans to take disciplinary action according to the internal procedure. It also said that it is working closely with the police to minimize damage.

The embezzlement of 4.6 billion won is the largest amount of crimes that have occurred inside the industrial complex.

As a result, critics are criticizing that it cannot avoid responsibility for poor management over the large-scale embezzlement committed by an employee of the Corporation, who is a semi-official employee, in the corporation that manages the public health insurance premiums.

In a state audit in 2013, it was revealed that 8 employees of the Corporation from 2008 to 2011 embezzled 510 million won from overpayment of insurance premiums, auction dividends, public funds for medical expenses, and insurance premiums.

Last year, an employee of the Corporation was sentenced to 10 years in prison for accepting a total of 190 million won in bribes related to bidding for projects ordered by the Corporation between 2017 and 2018.

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