Three adult children of a former employee of a Danish state welfare agency were convicted on Thursday for having received the money stolen from their mother by the state.
All three – two women aged 33 and 36 and one man aged 40 – were sentenced to terms of between one and a half and three and a half years. All three have already filed an appeal against the unanimous verdict of the Glostrup district court near Copenhagen, according to the Ritzau news agency.
According to the court, the three received around DKK 50 million (approx. EUR 6.7 million) over a period of ten years, including cash, bank transfers and gifts.
All three argued that they did not know that the money was stolen and that they believed it was an inheritance from their late father and the result of life and investment insurance. The court seized an apartment, cars and bank money.