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'Most wanted' alleged fraudster arrested in Cape Town hideout

2017-10-18 22:23

A suspected fraudster who has apparently evaded arrest for years has been tracked down and arrested in Milnerton by a team including a private investigator from Johannesburg.

Company accuses SIU of conducting fraudulent probe

2017-10-08 05:56

A businessman has accused the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) of being in cahoots with the Limpopo municipality that he has fought to recover R41m of payments outstanding to him and his company for having provided electricity to 24 villages.

Building-hijacking attorney in leniency plea

2017-10-01 06:00

An attorney convicted last month for attempting to hijack a Johannesburg building begged the court not to send him to jail, saying he was responsible for the upkeep of his 19 children and three grandchildren.

Jail for medical aid fraudsters

2017-09-26 18:25

Three fraudsters who scammed Bonitas medical scheme out of almost R1.3m have been sentenced after being convicted of a total of 1 448 fraud charges.

Uber goes on rare legal offensive, suing ad agency for fraud

2017-09-19 11:55

Uber is accustomed to getting sued. Now it’s doing the suing. And it’s partly thanks to Breitbart News.

The rise of SIM-swap fraud

2017-09-06 14:52

Increasingly, criminals are using fraudulent SIM swaps to access consumers’ online banking accounts.

Government employee arrested for bursary fraud

2017-09-02 11:13

A Department of Health official from Kimberly has been arrested by the Hawks for alleged bursary fraud.

Eskom tenders contracted to losing bidders

2017-08-27 06:00

Two companies owned by black women, which were awarded Eskom tenders totalling R64m, subcontracted the bulk of their work to a losing bidder – a multinational company – allegedly without declaring it to the state-owned enterprise

New Zealand political leader resigns after revealing past welfare fraud

2017-08-09 13:44

The co-leader of New Zealand's Green Party has resigned three weeks after confessing she committed welfare fraud as a struggling young mother more than 20 years ago.

SETA board to probe CEO

2017-08-06 06:01

A CEO of a sector education and training authority (Seta) is under investigation for allegedly failing to declare his interests in a company that made millions from the Seta he runs.

 

Signature on will forged - handwriting expert in Barkhuizen murder trial

2017-10-10 20:52

An independent handwriting expert has testified that the signature of a woman alleged to have been murdered by her husband was forged in her last will and testament.

10 red flags of employee theft in a company

2017-10-04 04:30

Whether it’s money, time, or goods, theft by employees can cripple a company. Here are the signs that managers should pay attention to.

EXCLUSIVE: Murder, irregularity claims surface after De Lille 'shuts down' City of Cape Town investigative unit

2017-09-29 09:03

Mayor Patricia de Lille has clipped the wings of the City of Cape Town’s special investigations unit, a move which has unearthed shocking claims that some councillors may have been involved in a murder.

Cape Town couple sentenced for running R278m Ponzi scheme

2017-09-22 10:15

A Cape Town couple behind a R278m Ponzi scheme has been sentenced for fraud and contravening the Banks Act, according to the Hawks.

IEC officials on trial for electoral fraud

2017-09-14 11:22

Four Independent Electoral Commission officials are on trial for electoral fraud in the Metsimaholo Municipality in the Free State.

UK seeks tougher laws on corporate financial crime

2017-09-04 12:15

Prosecutors and anti-corruption lobbyists have pressed the government to widen UK corporate liability laws to make them more akin to the US.

Former KZN school headmaster loses bid to slash fraud charges

2017-08-30 21:22

Former Glenwood High School headmaster Trevor Kershaw, who is accused of defrauding the school out of more than R5m, has failed to convince a magistrate that he will not get a fair trial.

Investors dump Steinhoff on CEO fraud report

2017-08-24 17:40

Steinhoff International shares have slumped the most on record after reports that CEO Markus Jooste is among employees being investigated in a 2015 case tied to possible fraud.

UDF veterans demand that NPA reinstates 783 charges against Zuma

2017-08-07 17:14

A group of United Democratic Front veterans are demanding that NPA head Shaun Abrahams drop his appeal against the reinstatement of 783 fraud and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, and resume the case against him immediately.

Spy boss' fake papers

2017-08-06 06:01

Fraudulent top secret security clearance certificates have allegedly been issued to top intelligence officials, letter reveals.

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