Main Suspect in Danish Government Welfare Fraud Case Falls Ill First Day of Trial

Thursday 24 October, 2019 Written by  AP Associated Press
Main Suspect in Danish Government Welfare Fraud Case Falls Ill First Day of Trial

COPENHAGEN - The main suspect in a major Danish fraud case involving millions of euros (dollars) in welfare funds has fallen ill on the first day of her trial, which continued without her.

Prosecutors accuse Britta Nielsen of stealing nearly 117 million kroner ($17 million) from a Danish government welfare agency over 25 years.

She has confessed to taking some, but says she can't remember it all.

Nielsen, 65, also is charged with forging documents by faking signatures.

She fell ill Thursday after the lunch break and was rushed away in an ambulance. Her condition was not immediately known.

Nielsen was arrested Nov. 11 on her return to Copenhagen after voluntarily leaving South Africa, where she lived in luxury before being arrested on an international extradition warrant.

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Image: Britta Nielsen, taken ill. 

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