ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

Gauteng health workers sacked for fake qualifications

2015-03-30 20:49

Ten Gauteng health department employees have been found to have fraudulent qualifications.

Belvedere scandal: Legacy of 1920 fraudster Charles Ponzi

2015-03-23 10:24

Today Ponzi schemes are known as financial scams where fresh funds are attracted by paying high returns – but funding these with capital from new investors.

Hawks mum on search for Mandela grandson

2015-03-20 14:02

The Hawks would not confirm it is searching for former president Nelson Mandela's grandson in connection with an ongoing fraud probe relating to Aurora Empowerment Systems.

Plea bargain for card cloning syndicate

2015-03-18 21:29

Negotiations for a plea-bargain agreement are still under way for a woman and two men allegedly involved in spending sprees with the use of cloned bank cards, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court has heard.

Manhunt on for Limpopo fraudsters

2015-03-13 14:54

Limpopo police are investigating a case of fraud against four people in Tzaneen.

Online dating scam trial date set

2015-03-10 21:00

The trial of a man accused of fraud using an online dating scam will start in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Bellville, Cape Town.

Civil servants warned against lying about qualifications

2015-03-04 16:51

An increasing number of civil servants are lying about their qualifications, the communications department says.

China's graft-buster targets 26 state firms

2015-02-12 20:05

China's top anti-corruption watchdog has targeted 26 of the biggest state-owned firms, including telecoms, energy, and manufacturers for inaugural inspections.

Conman offers city jobs for R200 registration fee

2015-02-11 20:43

Cape Town job-seekers are falling victim to a conman, who is offering job opportunities as city fire-fighters at a cost of R200, according to the City of Cape Town.

Former attorney appears for fraud

2015-01-27 22:19

An attorney struck from the roll 11 years ago, but who allegedly continued to practise as a "legal adviser", has appeared in a Cape Town court, facing five counts of fraud.

 

Belvedere Ponzi scandal: Who is Cobus Kellermann?

2015-03-23 11:10

Kellermann has all the trappings of a solid member of society. His wife, Tracy Ann Kellermann, has a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Cape Town.

Fraudsters used unclaimed corpse, stolen ID to commit crime

2015-03-20 19:07

Five people have appeared in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court for allegedly using an unclaimed corpse and a stolen ID document to commit insurance fraud.

Phosa case moved to higher court

2015-03-19 21:40

The fraud and theft case against former ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa's former butler Jan Hendrik Venter has been transferred to a higher court.

Former Paarl clubhouse manager in court for fraud

2015-03-18 20:49

A former manager at the Pearl Valley Estate clubhouse in Suider-Paarl in the Western Cape, has appeared in a Cape Town court charged with fraud and theft.

Plot thickens in SAA e-mail saga

2015-03-11 07:00

Forensic consultant Paul O’Sullivan has opened a criminal case of fraud and forgery against the chief operating officer of the Mogale City council, Abednego “Abe” Mbulawa, in a new twist to the SAA e-mail saga.

Chinese woman faces refuse tender charge

2015-03-10 06:21

A Chinese woman has appeared in court for her alleged involvement in fraudulent tenders to supply refuse bags to the City of Cape Town.

Jamaican extradited to US on fraud charges

2015-02-13 11:25

A Jamaican man accused of cheating Americans in a lottery scheme has been extradited to the US, the first such action by Jamaica in a crackdown on global fraud.

Couple accused of defrauding Venezuelan farmer

2015-02-11 21:24

A man and his wife are expected to appear in a Limpopo court for allegedly defrauding a farmer in Venezuela of over R180 000.

Incentive for whistle-blowers lacking - Malunga

2015-01-28 18:30

There are not enough incentives for people to expose corruption, Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga says.

Online dating scammer in court

2015-01-21 18:23

A man accused of committing fraud during an online dating scam has made his first appearance in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

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