ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

Information critical to mitigate vehicle fraud

2014-09-02 14:47

Mitigating the risks of vehicle theft and fraud requires information on both vehicles and potential drivers to be readily available, warns an expert.

Gauteng health CFO suspended over tender irregularities

2014-08-25 15:51

The Gauteng health department's chief financial officer has been suspended following alleged tender irregularities.

KZN education dept made mistakes, court told

2014-08-25 13:08

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has made mistakes with pupils' matriculation certificates and exam numbers, a former school principal has told the Durban Regional Court.

Former Cope treasurer appears for fraud

2014-08-18 18:56

Former Cope treasurer Hildagrade Ndude has made her 11th appearance in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

Man convicted of selling state land

2014-08-14 19:19

A man has been found guilty on 94 counts of fraud relating to the sale of state land, the Gauteng human settlements department says.

Dealing with debt due to identity fraud

2014-08-12 17:43

A Fin24 user has been blacklisted due identity fraud and wants to know how to clear his name again.

KZN fraudsters get suspended sentences

2014-08-06 15:13

Two women who admitted to committing insurance fraud have been given suspended jail sentences by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Travel scam accused granted bail

2014-08-04 20:54

One of the women in a travel scam that led to the murder of a policeman has been granted bail in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court.

Govt official fired over R60m fraud

2014-08-04 08:31
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A senior official for the public works department has been fired after allegedly paying more than R60m to contractors to renovate houses for government ministers.

Court silences Ramphele fraud claims

2014-08-01 05:00

The Western Cape High Court has ordered that Agang SA's new leaders must refrain from implicating former party leader Mamphela Ramphele in fraud allegations.

Graduates face jail over CV lies

2014-07-30 05:00

The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service and a background screening company have warned prospective job seekers that lying about qualifications could land them in jail.

BNP Paribas to pay $80m for defrauding US

2014-07-25 09:20

The US Justice Department has announced that a Federal court entered judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for $80m for defrauding a programme.

Ex-Cope treasurer in court for money laundering

2014-07-21 21:14

An ex-Cope member has appeared in a Cape Town court on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

7 appear for online dating scam

2014-07-17 21:54

Four men and three women have appeared in court in connection with their alleged involvement in an online dating scam.

Alleged fraudster makes 26th appearance

2014-07-16 20:48

An accountant accused of embezzling the Raya Hotel Group, owners of the Capetonian Hotel in Cape Town and the Balmoral Hotel in Durban, has made her 26th appearance in court.

Taxpayers' millions wasted on vacant properties

2014-07-16 19:08

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has announced that millions of rand in taxpayers' money has been paid for government leases with the private sector for unoccupied properties.

State wants tax consultant's bail revoked

2014-07-15 20:16

The State has asked the Cape Town Magistrate's Court to revoke bail granted to a tax consultant accused of fraudulently claiming tax refunds.

R10m fraud case postponed for 'new developments'

2014-07-10 19:06

Court proceedings in the case of a woman accused of defrauding the Raya Hotel Group have been postponed by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

US eyes more banks after BNP

2014-07-02 09:30

BNP Paribas' guilty plea and agreement to pay nearly $9bn for violating US sanctions is part of a larger US Justice Department shift in strategy.

GSK confirms existence of sex tape

2014-06-30 16:53

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has confirmed the existence of a sex tape, which emerged just before Beijing launched a bribery probe into the company.

Sex video: New twist in GSK bribery scandal

2014-06-30 09:24

GlaxoSmithKline has confirmed the existence of a video recording of its former China head who is at the heart of a probe that has damaged the drugmaker's business.

AG accuses Barclays of 'dark pool' fraud

2014-06-26 18:43

New York's attorney general has filed a securities fraud lawsuit against Barclays, accusing the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-frequency traders in the US.

Scam alert!

2014-06-26 09:19

Beware of pyramid & investments schemes with massive returns.

Hotel fraudster fined R10 000

2014-06-24 22:31

A man who ran up a hotel bill of R10 320, and paid with a cloned bank card, has been sentenced to a R10 000 fine, or three months in jail.

 

Pinnacle bribe charges dropped

2014-08-25 16:43

Prosecutors have dropped charges of attempted bribery against an executive director of Pinnacle Holdings due to insufficient evidence.

NPA seizes assets worth R31.8m

2014-08-25 14:42

The NPA has seized assets worth about R31.8m belonging to a Taiwanese woman who allegedly defrauded the City of Cape Town.

ANC chief whip's wife appears for money laundering

2014-08-20 21:17
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ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani’s wife Portia Sizani has appeared in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on fraud and money laundering charges.

Govt must get rid of procurement fraud - body

2014-08-17 12:00

Government would be better served by ensuring that registered professionals are engaged from the commencement of projects, warns an industry body.

Hawks boss fraud trial postponed

2014-08-13 20:27

The fraud trial of Mpumalanga Hawks boss Major Simon Mapyane has been postponed to December.

Make sure your insurance pays

2014-08-12 15:39

When taking out life insurance, it is important to understand the terms and meet monthly payments to avoid a claim being declined, says an expert.

Senior official found guilty of fraud - DA

2014-08-04 21:49

The DA has welcomed the firing of a senior public works official over fraudulent payments involving the renovation of homes for ministers in Pretoria.

Travel company was liquidated, court hears

2014-08-04 17:46

The company at the centre of a travel scam and the death of a Pretoria policeman was liquidated, the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court has heard.

Crooked consumers con vendors out of millions

2014-08-01 20:45

Consumers conning vendors out of millions by manipulating the debit order system has become a major problem, according to experts.

Former Scorpion accused of fraud

2014-07-31 12:05

Former Scorpions advocate Jeff Ledwaba allegedly had R10 000 paid into the account of the prosecutor handling his fraud and theft case in an attempt to sabotage it, it has been reported.

SEC seeks $1.4bn from Wyly brothers

2014-07-27 11:32

The US says Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and the estate of his late brother should pay damages totalling $1.4bn for their role in a fraudulent scheme.

Madonsela investigating Mandela funeral claims

2014-07-22 20:13

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating alleged corruption by Eastern Cape municipalities relating to former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

City of Joburg defrauded of R200m

2014-07-19 13:25

Some of Johannesburg's major shopping malls, hotels, real estate agencies and car dealers have allegedly been colluding to defraud the city of more than R200 million.

Woman appears for cloned bank cards

2014-07-17 21:54

Two separate cases involving a Cape Town woman who allegedly went on two spending sprees with cloned bank cards, may be combined into one, the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court has heard.

Online shopping safer, fraud still a worry

2014-07-16 20:46

Almost every South African card user has performed a secure e-commerce transaction with their card in the last few months, but there is still concern over fraud.

Madoff sons took millions for real estate - trustee

2014-07-16 12:48

Bernard Madoff's sons have apparently created accounts out of thin air and sham loans as they diverted millions of dollars of money from their father's firm.

Case against GM focuses on misleading info

2014-07-14 15:20

Federal prosecutors are developing a criminal fraud case hinged on whether General Motors made misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw.

Cloned cards for nationwide spending spree

2014-07-09 04:00

A woman who allegedly went on a spending spree with cloned bank cards has appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

Woman sentenced on 10 counts of fraud

2014-07-03 18:54

An accountant formerly employed by a Cape Town pharmacy has been given a suspended prison sentence on 10 counts of fraud involving R218 510.

Debarred Old Mutual adviser opens can of worms

2014-07-01 07:42

When Old Mutual debarred one of its award-winning advisers and a few months later started legal proceedings to get back a joining bonus it opened a can of worms.

Consumers dispute debit order fraud

2014-06-30 13:51

Fraudulent debit orders by crooked telemarketers have resulted in more than 120 000 payment orders a month being disputed by consumers, warns an industry body.

Knee injury delays fraud case

2014-06-28 07:32

A knee injury to a defence lawyer has delayed pre-sentencing proceedings of a bookkeeper convicted of 402 counts of fraud involving two supermarkets and a Mugg & Bean restaurant.

New York sues Barclays for fraud

2014-06-26 09:42

New York prosecutors have sued British bank Barclays for fraud, saying it ran a "dark pool" securities trading operation to the benefit of "predatory" traders.

When it's too good to be true, maybe it is

2014-06-25 14:19

Greed drives people to invest in pyramid schemes and all sorts of investments, warns a savings expert.

Paralegal jailed for theft, fraud

2014-06-24 18:51

A former paralegal conveyancing secretary previously jailed for fraud, has been sent to prison by a Cape Town court for seven years for theft, fraud, money laundering, and forgery.

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