4 held for municipality fraud

2010-11-02 15:45
Johannesburg – Four people have been arrested for allegedly defrauding the Free State's Nketoana municipality of R2.5m, the Hawks said on Tuesday.

Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said three men and a woman were arrested on Monday, after a bank and the municipality froze transactions from various accounts.

Earlier this month, the bank alerted police about the four attempting to withdraw money from various accounts at different Gauteng banks.

"The money was defrauded from Nketoana municipality in Reitz. More than R2.5m was transferred from municipality accounts through (the) internet and spread to various private accounts. How that was done is still to be investigated."

The four were arrested in Garankuwa and Mabopane, north of Pretoria, Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, and Molapo in Soweto. Police were also trying to determine if they could be linked to R5m fraud at the Maluti-A-Phofung municipality.

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