Patients victimized in welfare fraud
Several people in need of personal assistance at home have suffered neglect as a result of systematic fraud in Södertälje, a community south of Stockholm.
At least three individuals did not receive food and help with their personal hygiene as a result of the comprehensive fraud, according to Swedish Radio News. In one case, a seriously ill man was found to be living in a dirty apartment, sleeping on a filthy bed, and the tube which supplied him with nutrition was also unhygenic. The man was emaciated.
Police discovered the homecare scam as part of an ongoing investigation into organized crime.