A police officer working in the district of Lilienfeld (Lower Austria) is said to have handed out 134 fines, but kept the collected money himself. He is charged with abuse of office.
Leopold Bien of the St. Pölten public prosecutor’s office on Wednesday confirmed a corresponding online report from NÖN. The accused police officer is said to have taken away organ mandates from colleagues. Traffic fines would have been issued with the papers. He is accused of not properly paying the stolen money.
According to official spokesman Bien, there have been at least 134 such incidents. The charges for abuse of public authority have already taken legal effect, the spokesman for the authorities said.
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