ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

NPA seizes Durban businessman's assets

2014-04-17 13:55

The NPA says property and cash amounting to over R400m belonging to Jay Singh, whose company is also implicated in the collapsed Tongaat mall, has been seized.

GSK faces criminal bribery probe

2014-04-14 12:16

GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors to promote its lung drug Seretide.

Madonsela: No need to loot

2014-04-08 15:46

The Public Protector says the majority of business people, like their counterparts in government, are people of integrity, yet there are a few bad apples.

Fake Oscar Facebook page soliciting money

2014-03-25 13:36

A fake Facebook page called "Oscar Pistorius Official" has been soliciting money from people.

IT firm exec charged with attempted bribery

2014-03-25 11:36

Pinnacle shares have been hammered after the firm announced that an executive director was charged with attempting to bribe a senior police official with R5m.

Mexican oil exec nabbed for US bank fraud

2014-03-25 07:30

A judge has placed the head of a Mexican oil services firm under house arrest on suspicion that his firm defrauded Citigroup in a multi-million dollar case.

Cops nab 100+ in EU fraud bust

2014-02-28 15:42

Police have arrested 110 people in Britain, Spain, Serbia and the United States in a swoop targeting financial fraudsters.

Exchange controls might go

2014-02-26 10:05

Exchange controls might finally be scrapped in budget 2014, says Kevin Hurwitz, chief executive officer of Wonga.com South Africa.

Google buys firm to stem online fraud

2014-02-21 19:15

Google says it is buying the British-based startup spider.io for its technology to weed out fraud in online advertising.

Mandela charity warns of scam

2014-02-20 15:26

The public should be aware of a scam using the Houghton address of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund has warned.

Corruption in SA companies growing

2014-02-19 12:46

Bribery and corruption have been the fastest growing economic crime category in South Africa since 2011, according to a new survey by by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ex-OUT employee to pay R2.3m

2014-02-16 13:30

A woman, who allegedly used her former employer's money for online gambling and holidays, has been ordered to pay R2.3mn back to non-profit organisation OUT.

Hawks boss's fraud case postponed

2014-02-13 20:43

Mpumalanga Hawks boss Major General Simon Mapiane will learn next month whether he will stand trial for falsifying travel claims.

7 celebrities who were accused of fraud

2014-02-12 10:23

Money is supposed to make people happy but for some celebs it's landed them in a lot of trouble.

Mpisane delighted with dropped charges

2014-01-31 14:07

There was a huge round of applause in a Durban court when it was announced that more than 100 charges against businesswoman Shauwn Mpisane were withdrawn.

Cape fraudster jailed for 6 years

2014-01-30 18:08

A Western Cape man who tried to pay for groceries worth thousands of rands with a cloned bank card has been jailed for six years.

Former NYDA head back in court

2014-01-30 09:15

The fraud and money laundering case against former National Youth Development Agency head Andile Lungisa is expected to continue in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

Fraudster fails to repay stolen money

2014-01-28 21:06

A woman has appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town for allegedly failing to repay money she stole.

Man held for fraud in Pretoria

2014-01-27 09:00

A 51-year-old man was arrested for allegedly soliciting money from people by promising them learner's and driver's licences.

Ex-cop to appear over fake matric

2014-01-24 13:08

Former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge is set to stand trial in the Durban Regional Court in March, for fraudulently using a fake matric certificate when he joined the SAPS.

S Korea vows harsh penalties for data leaks

2014-01-22 10:03

South Korea has vowed tougher penalties for financial firms and executives who fail to protect clients' data, after information from 20 million people was stolen.

Lawyer's no-show delays fraud case

2014-01-21 19:32

The absence of a lawyer has delayed the case of a man accused of trying to buy groceries with a cloned bank card.

Trio in court for drugging, defrauding pensioners

2014-01-20 17:24

A woman and two men, accused of drugging elderly people and leaving them for dead in order to defraud them, have appeared in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane.

NPA to look at Mpisane case

2014-01-16 22:00

The NPA says it will examine the State's decision to withdraw corruption and fraud charges against Durban businesswoman Shauwn Mpisane.

 

Card cloning waiter gets suspended sentence

2014-04-16 22:13

A waiter has been given a suspended prison sentence for cloning the bank cards of restaurant guests celebrating a birthday in Cape Town.

3 held for conning elderly out of pension

2014-04-10 18:13

Three women have been arrested for alleged fraud and theft in Soweto, Johannesburg.

No mercy for Sassa fraudsters

2014-04-04 19:44

People colluding with Sassa officials to abuse the social grants system will be arrested, says Mpumalanga police commissioner Lt-Gen Thulani Ntobela.

Pinnacle extends rout on bribery charge

2014-03-26 11:39

Pinnacle's share price has tumbled another 21%, bringing losses to 40% following news that a director was nabbed for allegedly trying to bribe a police official.

Investors dump Pinnacle on bribe news

2014-03-25 12:45

An executive director of listed IT firm Pinnacle Holdings has allegedly offered a R5m bribe to a senior police official to win a contract for his firm, police say.

Ponzi scandal: Madoff aids found guilty

2014-03-25 09:14

Five former associates to investment manager Bernard Madoff have been convicted of helping their boss conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme for years.

Portfolio manager fined for improper conduct

2014-03-02 13:10

The Financial Services Board has imposed penalty on a portfolio manager for being engaged in an improper and manipulative trading practice.

3 appear for compensation fraud case

2014-02-26 20:37

The trial of three government employees accused of defrauding the labour department's Compensation Fund has been postponed.

A struggle to fill gaps in rigging row

2014-02-24 08:02

A void is appearing in the world's biggest financial market as banks struggle to replace currency traders suspended or fired during an investigation.

Motsoeneng to act on Madonsela report

2014-02-20 20:38

SABC acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will act on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report as soon as his employers decide on his fate, his lawyer has said.

Opposition to lay charges against SABC COO

2014-02-19 18:50

A group of opposition parties is to lay criminal charges against SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Self-confessed fraudster in court

2014-02-17 17:31

A man who confessed to defrauding the labour department's Compensation Fund of R1.2m appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crime Court, the department says.

Gambler to pay NGO R2.3m back

2014-02-15 14:06

A gambler has been ordered to pay back her gambling debts to the charity she worked for.

Land fraud case postponed

2014-02-13 18:43

The case against alleged fraudsters Richard Zikhali and Michael Magodola has been postponed in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

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Cape Town waiter appears for cloning cards

2014-01-30 20:01

A Cape Town waiter who allegedly cloned bank cards of restaurant guests has appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

Former NYDA head's fraud case postponed

2014-01-30 12:02

The fraud case against former National Youth Development Agency head Andile Lungisa, his wife and two others has been postponed by the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

R100 000 gets stolen

2014-01-29 07:16

R100 000 goes missing from Capitec bank account. Read.

Money stolen from bank account

2014-01-28 17:22

A Fin24 user says R100 000 was stolen from her bank account and she wants to warn the public to be careful.

R15bn worth of insurance claims bogus

2014-01-26 11:55

Thirty percent of all 2013 insurance claims have reportedly been estimated to be fraudulent - an amount totalling about R15bn.

Former manager in court for R1.2m fraud

2014-01-23 19:25

A pre-trial conference to expedite the trial of a man accused of defrauding his employer of R1.2m has been set by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, Cape Town.

Couple drugged victims with spiked drinks

2014-01-21 19:32

A couple enriched themselves through drugging people and enlisting others to withdraw their bank savings, the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane has heard.

South Koreans sue over credit details theft

2014-01-21 10:17

Personal information theft from over 100 million South Korean credit cards and accounts, reportedly including UN chief Ban Ki-moon, has ignited a storm of litigation.

Cape fraudster negotiates plea bargain

2014-01-20 16:45

A woman accused of defrauding the Raya Hotel Group, owners of the Capetonian Hotel in Cape Town and the Balmoral Hotel in Durban, is to try again to negotiate a plea-bargain with the State.

Arrest warrant issued for labour dept fraudsters

2014-01-16 18:55

Two men accused of defrauding the labour department's compensation fund of R2.1m have failed to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

 
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