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Lenasia land fraudster gets house arrest

2014-12-18 12:20

Former City of Johannesburg employee Sifiso Handsome Litau has been handed a five-year sentence for fraud, wholly suspended for five years, for illegally selling state land in Lenasia.

Former Fidentia boss to appeal sentence

2014-12-11 20:03

Former Fidentia chief executive J Arthur Brown plans to apply for leave to appeal against the decision to sentence him to 15 years in jail, reports the The Mail&Guardian.

Food supplier to US troops fined for fraud

2014-12-09 10:04

The US government has fined Supreme Group, one of the largest suppliers to troops in Afghanistan, for fraudulently overcharging the government for food and water.

Alleged fraudster would have done more harm

2014-12-02 20:18

A former Gautrain Management Agency employee and fraud accused could have caused more losses had he not been arrested, the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has heard.

Ex-Sars worker appears for fraud

2014-11-26 20:40

A former SA Revenue Service official has appeared in the Bellville District Court in Cape Town, charged with tax fraud.

Cape Town mom jailed for fraud

2014-11-25 23:01

The former accountant at the Raya Hotel Group, Mymona Creighton, a mother of three minor children, has been jailed for eight years, on multiple fraud charges involving R9 687 677.

Fraudster deserves prison, court hears

2014-11-24 22:32

Correctional supervision involving a short imprisonment and a suspended prison sentence are "inappropriate" punishment for a mother who embezzled R9m, a court has heard.

Fraud spikes as crooks try to hit shoppers

2014-11-20 14:10

Credit and debit card fraud has seen a sharp upward spike as fraudsters prowl for holiday shoppers and an expert provides some handy tips for consumers.

UK hands fraud agency all funds needed for probe

2014-11-14 10:43

The UK finance ministry will hand the anti-fraud agency all the funds it needs to conduct a criminal investigation into alleged rigging of the currency market.

Hawks foil huge Gautrain fraud

2014-11-13 08:20
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A former employee of the Gautrain Management Agency has been arrested on a string of charges, including fraud. The man could have stolen almost R800m from the company, a report says.

UK fraud prosecutor seeks extra £26.5m

2014-10-23 13:45

Britain's leading prosecutor has asked government paymasters for an extra £26.5m to help fund complex investigations, such as financial benchmark manipulation.

Consumers urged to be on scam alert

2014-10-21 14:20

Bank customers should be aware of bank-related scams to avoid falling victim to them, the SA Banking Risk Information Centre has said.

Spies plunder R1bn slush fund

2014-10-19 19:31
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Hundreds of millions of rands were sunk into a slush fund intended to improve SA’s intelligence capabilities - but the money was spent on luxury cars, properties and farms for spies.

Mchunu: Fight fraud and corruption

2014-10-16 20:37

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has called on heads of departments to intensify their fight against fraud and corruption.

NPA denies Malema 'interference' claim

2014-10-01 21:05

The NPA has denied claims by EFF leader Julius Malema of interference in his corruption case.

Bookkeeper appears on 631 counts of fraud

2014-09-30 17:42

A young woman who allegedly stole more than R800 000 from her employer has made her first appearance in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, Cape Town.

Small turnout for Malema vigil

2014-09-29 19:35

A small group of EFF supporters stood outside the Nirvana Hall in Polokwane where a night vigil for party leader Julius Malema is expected to be held.

Be warned of yet another banking scam - body

2014-09-29 12:45

People are being defrauded by being told that their suppliers have changed banking details, warns the SA Banking Risk Information Centre.

Mabe's assets seized in fraud case

2014-09-19 16:36

Assets of R2.2m have been seized from former ANCYL treasurer general Pule Mabe and two others accused of defrauding the SA Social Security Agency.

Ex-trader who lost bank €5bn leaves prison

2014-09-08 12:00

The French rogue trader who brought one of Europe's biggest banks to the verge of ruin with nearly €5bn in losses has left prison on conditional release.

Senior metro police officer facing fraud probe

2014-09-05 05:00

A senior Tshwane metro police officer, who is being investigated for fraud, has been issued with a letter of intention to suspend her, the Tshwane metro police say.

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.

 

UK watchdog bans man for fare dodging

2014-12-15 18:18

A former BlackRock investment manager has become only the second person to be banned for personal dishonesty by Britain's financial watchdog.

Mabe acquitted on corruption, fraud charges

2014-12-11 17:42

Pule Mabe, former ANC Youth League treasurer general, has been acquitted on corruption and fraud charges.

Official alleges bullying in Mandela funeral case

2014-12-07 14:44

A Buffalo City, Eastern Cape, municipality official accused of fraud involving Nelson Mandela's memorial service alleges she was bullied into signing forms.

Appeals court sends ex-Fidentia boss to jail

2014-12-01 12:54

Former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown has been sentenced to in effect 15 years in jail after the Supreme Court of Appeal set aside his previous sentence for fraud.

Hawks arrest Eskom employees in sting operation

2014-11-26 08:48
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At least two Eskom employees have been arrested in connection with fraud that could have resulted in the power utility losing billions of rand, the Hawks say.

Increase in card fraud - Sabric

2014-11-25 17:22

Losses due to credit card fraud increased by 23% from R366m in 2013 to R453.9m in 2014, says the SA Banking Risk Information Centre.

Continent battles fake qualifications - SAQA

2014-11-24 17:55

Fraudulent qualifications are a problem on the African continent, the SA Qualifications Authority says.

Land scammer sentencing postponed

2014-11-18 20:28

The sentencing of a former City of Johannesburg employee for illegally selling state land in Lenasia has been postponed.

Man held for defrauding elderly people

2014-11-13 09:48

A man has been arrested for allegedly defrauding elderly people of thousands of rands in Soweto. The man had allegedly promised them double interest on cash they had given him but never paid them.

More people stealing from RAF

2014-10-28 13:16

The number of people arrested for defrauding the Road Accident Fund has increased from 290 to 478 in the past financial year, chief executive Eugene Watson says.

Accountant convicted of R9m fraud

2014-10-22 18:59

A mother of young children faces a minimum prison sentence of 15 years for embezzling R9m from the Raya Hotel group, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, has heard.

Hotel group's former accountant appears for fraud

2014-10-20 21:01

An accountant who admitted guilt "to a certain degree" on multiple fraud charges involving the Raya Hotel Group has appeared in court in Cape Town.

Warning against fake traffic jobs

2014-10-19 13:21

Job seekers have been warned against a bogus circular advertising traffic posts in Limpopo.

Judgment in fake matric case postponed again

2014-10-15 13:27

Judgment in the fraud case of former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge has been postponed again.

Judgment postponed in fake matric case

2014-10-01 17:38

The judgment of KwaZulu-Natal's former police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge, who is accused of presenting a forged matric certificate when he joined the police, has been postponed.

Dodgy deals in spotlight as Malema heads to court

2014-09-29 22:17

Allegations of sleaze among top politicians comes into sharp and ironic focus as EFF leader Julius Malema goes on trial for corruption.

ANC govt has history of kleptomania - EFF

2014-09-29 18:30

EFF says the irregular expenditure in the department of public works amounting to R34.9bn indicates a culture of kleptomania in government.

UK fraud agency calls on ex-Barclays execs

2014-09-25 09:33

Barclays executives have been called on to give evidence to Britain's anti-fraud agency as part of an investigation into undisclosed payments the bank made.

Sassa contract back in the spotlight

2014-09-11 16:48

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has given social grant distributor Cash Paymaster Services 14 days to sign a revised deal or face court action.

Over $30bn a year in dirty money exits Brazil

2014-09-08 09:30

Over $30bn in dirty money linked to crime, corruption and tax evasion is flowing out of Brazil each year.

Post office blows R2.1bn on irregular tenders

2014-09-04 08:30

The SA Post Office has suffered a R2.1bn financial loss as a result of the irregular awarding of tenders, according to a report.

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.

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