LONDON — A hospital worker in Italy has reportedly been accused of taking home more than 538,000 euros ($648,000) in pay, despite having never turned up for work in 15 years.
Salvatore Scumace, 66, had reportedly been assigned to work in the fire emergency operations center of the Pugliese Ciaccio hospital, in the city of Catanzaro, Calabria, in Italy.
However, according to a report Tuesday by Italian news agency Ansa, Scumace had not been to work since he was hired in 2005.
Scumace is said to be facing charges of fraud, extortion and abuse of office, following an investigation by the Guardia di Finanza, which is Italy’s financial law enforcement agency.
Six managers at the hospital have also reportedly been put under investigation in connection with the case.
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