Tax service agent sentenced for stealing returns

2016-09-22 22:21

A former tax service agent employed by SARS was jailed for four years by the Bellville Regional Court for stealing over R50 000 from four taxpayers.

The fight for what’s right in Madiba’s honour

2016-09-04 08:09

The retiring army officer thought he had it made when he cleared out his office and found an “arrest warrant” made out for South Africa’s most famed fugitive, Nelson Mandela.

Police ministry's chief of staff a convicted fraudster

2016-08-30 13:00

The man tasked with running Nathi Nhleko's police ministry is a convicted fraudster who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment in 2002.

Pretoria woman causes a stink with R32K nappy scam

2016-08-20 11:40

A 23-year-old woman has appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court for allegedly conning an online buyer out of more than R30 000 in a nappy order which never materialised.

Msunduzi employee sentenced for overtime claims fraud

2016-07-29 09:54

The Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sentenced a municipal employee to five years’ imprisonment or a R40 000 fine after he was found guilty of submitting false overtime claims for two years.

7 scams which could cost you your savings

2016-07-22 14:52

It’s the ultimate nightmare: you or your elderly parents losing your life savings in some scam. Here’s why people fall for these things.

Invoice fraud rife in SA gold exports - UN report

2016-07-20 20:06

South Africa was fingered in a report for flagrant discrepancies between its official trade statistics of gold exports versus records of its trading partners.

VAT fraudster's R250m loot could've fed 714 000 kids for a month

2016-07-18 13:11

The R250m fraudster Johan van Staden stole from Sars could have funded 2 100 primary school teachers and fed 714 000 children for a month, a court has heard.

Cape Town pair in court for passport, permit fraud

2016-07-11 15:06

A man and woman are set to appear in the Springbok Magistrate's Court in connection with fraudulent international passports and permits, say the Hawks in the Western Cape.

Man nabbed for mortgage credit fraud worth R9.5m

2016-07-02 20:43

The case against an alleged fraudster has been transferred to Cape Town after the 34-year-old’s arrest for fraud, uttering and money laundering relating to mortgage credit fraud of R9.5m.


Millions 'disappear' from Cape estate agency account

2016-09-09 16:20

The owner of a Cape Town real estate agency says he was shocked to discover that millions have "disappeared" from his trust account.

Numsa KZN secretary in court for fraud

2016-08-31 16:06

A senior KwaZulu-Natal Numsa official has appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on charges of defrauding his bodyguard, the Hawks said.

PE lawyer finally sentenced for trust fraud

2016-08-21 21:42

Attorney Pumla Silinga – the fugitive wife of Coega CEO Pepi Silinga – has been sentenced to an effective six years’ imprisonment on charges of fraud.

Nigerian behind $60 million online fraud network arrested

2016-08-01 12:54

The man behind an online fraud network which operated from Nigeria, South Africa and Malaysia to engineer scams worth more than $60 million has been arrested.

R250m VAT fraudster's sentence should be a lesson - NPA and Hawks

2016-07-23 08:33

The 20-year jail term handed down to convicted fraudster Johannes van Staden has been welcomed by both the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority.

PICS: Police seize 4 brand new Land Rovers worth R3m

2016-07-22 10:56

Western Cape police have seized four brand new Land Rover Defenders in Cape Town, following an investigation into fraudulent import and export deals.

This conwoman stole my dad’s life savings, avoided jail and preys on elders

2016-07-19 07:21

Dianne Bayley shares the details of how her father was stung by callous conwoman Micha McKerr, a chameleon who specialises in stealing from the elderly.

Eastern Cape pig farmers warned of ‘swine swindlers’

2016-07-17 11:30

Thieves posing as rural development officials in the Eastern Cape are collecting pigs from farmers claiming there has been an outbreak of “classic swine flu”, MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane has said.

‘Fake’ Pinetown attorney’s practice shut down by high court order

2016-07-06 10:30

The Pietermaritzburg high court has granted a final order shutting down the Pinetown law practice of “fake” attorney Stacey Naicker.

Probe into Standard Bank R300m fraud at ‘advanced’ stage

2016-06-30 13:52

Standard Bank says an investigation into a R300m ATM fraud hit in Japan is at an “advanced and sensitive” stage.

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