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Couple ordered to pay back social security payments

National News // Nov. 1, 2017

A couple in Zurich have been ordered to pay back CHF 330,000 in social assistance they’ve been given.

Jaguar Couple ordered to pay back social security payments

The rules state if a family has more than CHF 10,000 in assets, they are not entitled to welfare payments.

The court heard the couple own land and a house in Lebanon which they didn’t declare.

They arrived at court for the hearing in a Jaguar.

They’ve been given a suspended prison sentence for fraud and now authorities are making a claim to get the money back. A spokeswoman for the social security office says they’ll be watching carefully and if the couple sell the land in Lebanon – they’ll know about it. 

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