IDF reserve soldier indicted for fraud

February 6, 2012 10:39


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Haifa District Attorney's Office served an indictment in the Haifa District Court on Monday, charging a reserve IDF soldier with fraud in aggravated circumstances.

According to the indictment, between 2005 and 2011, Amit Azares fraudulently used an IDF soldier's ID card to obtain over 2,000 state-subsidized train tickets, valued at over NIS 22,000. for his own personal use.

The ID cards are issued to IDF soldiers when they are drafted into the army, and are also used to obtain free travel tickets on public transport. Soldiers' transport is subsidized by the Defense Ministry.

The indictment charges that Azares, a 35-year-old Kiryat Bialik resident, was drafted into the IDF in 1995 for his mandatory service, and at the time of his release in 1999 reported that his soldier's ID card was lost, and was provided with a replacement, the indictment charges. In 2005, Azares allegedly found his lost card and decided to use it to obtain free travel tickets.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 22, 2018
FBI releases documents on former Trump adviser surveillance