Nearly everyday there is a new story out of Germany about migrants who are either plotting terrorism, raping and sexually assaulting women, or committing welfare fraud. Since 2015, over one million asylum seekers, who are negatively impacting and transforming the German way of life, have been accepted by Germany.
German officials have launched an investigation into refugee applicants who committed over 300 cases of fraud. Asylum seekers scammed the welfare system, and in one case, a man was able to scam the state of tens of thousands of euros by using twelve fake identities.
In the German state of Lower Saxony, it is estimated that the fraud has cost German taxpayers up to 5.3 million Euros.
According to officials, most of the Fraud was committed by Sudanese refugees, with majority of the fraud occurring at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015.
A lack of proper documentation, over worked social workers, and a change in appearance allowed for the refugees to game the system.
“Sometimes just growing a beard, or putting on a pair of glasses, having shorter hair, but always different surnames,” Joern Memenga, head of the investigative commission in Braunschweig.
In accordance with the Asylum Seekers Act, every refugee is entitled to €135 of spending money and €216 per month for basic needs.
Due to the fact that many of the fraudsters have moved or don’t have a place of residence, the suspects may not face charges.
Anis Amri, the Tunisian refugee who claimed allegiance to ISIS and plowed a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin is now being investigated for fraud. It was discovered that Amri was using several fake identities to collect welfare. Police say that he used the welfare money to fund his terror attack, which killed 12.