According to the Dirección de Protección y  Seguridad Interna del ICE  – the internal security at the state power and telecom utility – four employees were under fire suspected of embezzlement.

160057_oij_allanamiento_270213The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad officials said the employees would change amounts on invoices to collect the differnce after payment.

Although none of the employees have yet to be arrested, the case file was handed over to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) – Costa Rica’s judicial police – to investigate and if enough evidence found, to charge the employees.

Based on information confiscated by ICE’s internal investigators on raids on the ICE buildings in La Sabana and plants in Pavas, they found scanners and invoices used to defraud the state entity.

ICE officials did not say its customers were defrauded or not.


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