Bankrupt municipality foots fraud-accused MECs' legal bills

2015-05-04 14:14

The cash-strapped Matjhabeng local municipality near Welkom is paying the legal costs of two former Free State MECs, who are on trial for their alleged abuse of public funds.

Plea bargain sought in case against electrician

2015-04-22 17:20

Negotiations are progressing for plea bargain proceedings, involving an electrician who allegedly put in false claims for work done at two Western Cape schools.

Witness accounts: How pet scammers bait victims

2015-04-17 13:38

Gorgeous photos of simply adorable pups are a valuable marketing tool for a pet scammer going by the name "Sandra Prinsloo".

Petrol station attendant in court for fraud

2015-04-09 18:05

A petrol attendant at the One Stop filling station in False Bay, Cape Town, has appeared in a Cape Town court for allegedly cloning the petrol cards of 58 customers.

Businessman in meat scandal gets 2-1/2 years jail

2015-04-08 16:00

A businessman at the centre of horsemeat falsely labelled, leading to tonnes of meat being recalled in Europe was sentenced to two and half years in prison.

Investment broker duped into supporting residential development, court hears

2015-04-07 20:23

An unsuspecting Gordon’s Bay investment broker was duped into supporting an alleged fraudulent residential development on the top of the Piketberg, a court in Cape Town has heard.

Former sheriff in court for alleged fraud

2015-04-02 19:23

A former Cape Town sheriff facing charges of fraud “always tried hard to ensure her practice was in accordance with the rules”, a court has heard.

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.


Fraudster fined for possession of skimming device

2015-04-29 17:11

A convicted fraudster has been fined R10 000 or two months' imprisonment, for the possession of an illegal skimming device that is used in the cloning of bank cards.

Hawks won't take action against Phiyega for warning Lamoer

2015-04-17 14:48

The Hawks will not be taking any action against police commissioner General Riah Phiyega for warning Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer about a corruption investigation into him.

Ricci perfumes heiress guilty in tax fraud case

2015-04-13 15:30

A Paris court has found the heiress of the Nina Ricci perfume and fashion business guilty of tax fraud in a high-profile trial.

EFF opens fraud case against suspended CFO

2015-04-08 18:35

The EFF has opened a case of fraud against suspended Gauteng legislature member Wiekus Kotze, following allegations he made of impropriety by the party's leaders.

EU’s new e-payment rules risk complications

2015-04-08 06:00

Tighter restrictions on how banking transactions are authenticated online could introduce further risks, says a software company.

Woman jailed after stealing R2m from employer

2015-04-07 18:27

Insurance accountant has been jailed for eight years after stealing R2m from her employer.

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.

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