NORTHERN CAPE – In the ever-growing urgency to root out fraud and corruption, the Hawk’s Serious Commercial Crime Investigation has arrested a couple aged 28 and 37 on Thursday for defrauding the Umsobomvu Local Municipality an amount of R2.3 million.
The former Chief Financial Clerk allegedly stole R2.3 million between 2015 and 2018. He transferred money from the municipality account to his personal and wife’s bank accounts. He further used the municipality account to settle a personal loan.
Both suspects are expected to appear in the Colesberg Magistrate court this morning, Friday, on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.
Source: South African Police Service