Giselle Maritz sentenced to five years imprisonment for defrauding a law firm

Giselle Maritz has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for defrauding a law firm in Bloemfontein. The Bloemfontein Magistrates Court sentenced Maritz for fraud, money laundering, and contravention of the Electronic Communication and Transaction Act. Phatshoane Attorneys discovered that Maritz was unlawfully transferring trust funds to her bank account between[…]

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COCT warns of legal action against fraudulent permits

LOCAL The City of Cape Town has warned that legal action will be taken against event organisers and venue owners found with fraudulent permits. It comes amid an investigation, after several organizers were caught submitting permits with an old letterhead. Although the City has faced criticism over its hard-handed approach[…]

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Eskom employee arrested for R11m electricity billing fraud

LOCAL A former Eskom employee has been arrested for electricity billing fraud amounting to R11m. Liesel Maria Wolmarans, 44, appeared in the Gqeberha specialised commercial crime court on Friday after her arrest by the Hawks’ serious commercial crime investigation team. Capt Yolisa Mgolodela, spokesperson for the directorate, said Wolmarans was[…]

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Hawks members arrested on multiple charges including theft

Two members of the Hawks were arrested in Klerksdorp on Friday on multiple charges including theft, defeating the ends of justice and possession of suspected stolen property. “The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit in North West, arrested two of their members stationed in Klerksdorp on Friday morning for alleged[…]

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Minister Nxesi welcomes arrest of five people who allegedly defrauded UIF of R5.7 million in Covid-19 relief funds

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has welcomed the arrest this weekend of five suspects accused of being part of “the enterprise that scammed R5.7 million” from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) meant to provide relief for workers during the coronavirus (Covid-10) lockdown. The five suspects were arrested in Pretoria[…]

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