Italian hospital employee accused of skipping work for 15 years – BBC News

A hospital employee in Italy has been accused of skipping work on full pay for 15 years, local media report. The man is alleged to have stopped turning up to work at the Ciaccio hospital in the southern city of Catanzaro in 2005. He is now being investigated for fraud, extortion and abuse of office, Italian news agency Ansa reports. He was reportedly paid €538,000 (£464,000) in total over the years he is thought not to have been working.

If you’re employed and don’t report to work in 15 years and don’t get caught, there should be a rule that you get to keep all of the wages that you technically didn’t work for. Goodness gracious!