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Doctor due in court for fraud

2012-01-25 10:24

Pretoria - A North West doctor accused of submitting Compensation Fund claims for patients he did not treat appears again in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday.

Dr Tebogo Ephraim Kaeletsa, from Pampierstad, allegedly defrauded the fund, which falls under the labour department, of more than R660 000.

During a previous appearance, PKF official Jabu Zwane told the court he had obtained voluntary incriminating sworn statements from the doctor.

PKF is an international business advisory organisation which was contracted by the Compensation Fund.

However, Kaeletsa's lawyer Samuel Molele submitted that his client was threatened with arrest if he did not write the statement the way he was instructed to by Zwane.

Zwane told the court that at the time he took the statement he was investigating fraud allegations against Kaeletsa on behalf of the labour department.

He had not told Kaeletsa that the sworn statements obtained from him would later be used against him in court, the court heard.

Comments
  • Andre - 2012-01-25 10:43

    He admitted to commiting fraud so why cant it be used in court? Medical aids are now funding this criminal!

      Sharon - 2012-01-25 10:48

      He is defrauding the government and people who genuinely get hurt at work.........he should be locked up, all he was in it for was the money ...maybe they should check if he really is a doctor.

  • Linda - 2012-01-25 10:56

    Please give me his number. I work for Doctors and battle to get account paid from the Compensation fund.

      Sharon - 2012-01-25 11:26

      Same here ...........lol

  • Janice - 2012-01-25 11:12

    Ja ne! The lies catch up with you!!!

  • Larry - 2012-01-25 11:21

    Just Jail the Ba***rd and send a message to the rest of the crooked and unqualified Doctors that are out there.

  • paullombard17 - 2012-01-25 12:12

    Another Dr with a Lucky packet Mentality...All aboard !!..The Gravy Train.

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