Two employees from the city of Skopje administration were charged with stealing money from citizens who were paying their property taxes.

One of the employees would offer citizens to pay their taxes for them, so they don’t have to wait in line, and would take their money cash. He would pay only a minimum amount into the system and would then share the rest with a person from the IT department who would forge the receipts to make it appear that the money were paid in full.

A total of 19 citizens were duped in this way, for a total of 3.4 million denars (55.000 EUR).