Sassa official in fraud case

2013-08-08 00:00

AN official of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) will appear in court today after being arrested for fraud and theft in Umzimkhulu.

The official (34) was arrested yesterday by the Durban Commercial Crime Unit for defrauding the agency of R67 000.

Between February and May 2013, the expenditure on one of the agency’s petrol cards had inexplicably increased, police said in a statement. Investigations revealed that the card was being used to fill the vehicle’s tank two or three times a day, but the mileage travelled did not warrant multiple refills.

In some cases, the card would be used to put petrol in vehicles that did not belong to the agency, and in other instances fictitious number plates were used when filling vehicles up. All the transactions occurred at the same filling station in Umzimkhulu.

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