October 23, 2021

For the past 15 years, an Italian hospital employee has been accused of skipping work.

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According to local newspapers, a hospital employee in Italy has been accused of missing work on full pay for the past 15 years.

In 2005, the man allegedly stopped showing up for work at the Ciaccio hospital in Catanzaro, in the southern city of Catanzaro.

According to Italian news service Ansa, he is now being prosecuted for bribery, blackmail, and misuse of office.

Over the years he is believed to have been unemployed, he was reportedly paying €538,000 (£464,000) in sum.

Six hospital administrators are now being prosecuted in relation to the suspected absenteeism.

The arrests come after a protracted police inquiry into absenteeism and possible bribery in the Italian public sector.

In 2005, the person was transferred to a position in the hospital as a civil servant. He stopped going to work at this point, according to the police.

He is also accused of bullying his boss in order to prevent her from making a criminal complaint against him, according to the police.

According to police, the boss eventually resigned, and his continued absence was never noted by her replacement or human resources.

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