Fraudsters get 15 and 20 years in prison

2017-03-02 20:11
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Johannesburg - The Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday convicted and sentenced two fraudsters for laundering more than R25m.

The two, Brian Viljoen, 57, and Hilton Roberts Boyce, 40, were sentenced to 20 and 15 years in prison respectively.

They were arrested following an investigation by the Hawks which uncovered that more than R25m was fraudulently transferred by a credit clerk from a firm to the two men.

Viljoen and Boyce were first arrested in September 2015, but the case was remanded while the investigation continued. They have been out on bail since then.

Head of the Hawks in North West General Linda Mbana had a warning for fraudsters.

"We have a zero tolerance stance on fraud and corruption and we will bring all the perpetrators to book," she said in a statement.  

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