ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

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.

Hawks boss fraud trial postponed

2014-08-13 20:27

The fraud trial of Mpumalanga Hawks boss Major Simon Mapyane has been postponed to December.

Make sure your insurance pays

2014-08-12 15:39

When taking out life insurance, it is important to understand the terms and meet monthly payments to avoid a claim being declined, says an expert.

Senior official found guilty of fraud - DA

2014-08-04 21:49

The DA has welcomed the firing of a senior public works official over fraudulent payments involving the renovation of homes for ministers in Pretoria.

Travel company was liquidated, court hears

2014-08-04 17:46

The company at the centre of a travel scam and the death of a Pretoria policeman was liquidated, the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court has heard.

Crooked consumers con vendors out of millions

2014-08-01 20:45

Consumers conning vendors out of millions by manipulating the debit order system has become a major problem, according to experts.

Former Scorpion accused of fraud

2014-07-31 12:05

Former Scorpions advocate Jeff Ledwaba allegedly had R10 000 paid into the account of the prosecutor handling his fraud and theft case in an attempt to sabotage it, it has been reported.

SEC seeks $1.4bn from Wyly brothers

2014-07-27 11:32

The US says Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and the estate of his late brother should pay damages totalling $1.4bn for their role in a fraudulent scheme.

Madonsela investigating Mandela funeral claims

2014-07-22 20:13

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating alleged corruption by Eastern Cape municipalities relating to former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

City of Joburg defrauded of R200m

2014-07-19 13:25

Some of Johannesburg's major shopping malls, hotels, real estate agencies and car dealers have allegedly been colluding to defraud the city of more than R200 million.

 

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.

Man convicted of selling state land

2014-08-14 19:19

A man has been found guilty on 94 counts of fraud relating to the sale of state land, the Gauteng human settlements department says.

Dealing with debt due to identity fraud

2014-08-12 17:43

A Fin24 user has been blacklisted due identity fraud and wants to know how to clear his name again.

KZN fraudsters get suspended sentences

2014-08-06 15:13

Two women who admitted to committing insurance fraud have been given suspended jail sentences by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Travel scam accused granted bail

2014-08-04 20:54

One of the women in a travel scam that led to the murder of a policeman has been granted bail in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court.

Govt official fired over R60m fraud

2014-08-04 08:31
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A senior official for the public works department has been fired after allegedly paying more than R60m to contractors to renovate houses for government ministers.

Court silences Ramphele fraud claims

2014-08-01 05:00

The Western Cape High Court has ordered that Agang SA's new leaders must refrain from implicating former party leader Mamphela Ramphele in fraud allegations.

Graduates face jail over CV lies

2014-07-30 05:00

The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service and a background screening company have warned prospective job seekers that lying about qualifications could land them in jail.

BNP Paribas to pay $80m for defrauding US

2014-07-25 09:20

The US Justice Department has announced that a Federal court entered judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for $80m for defrauding a programme.

Ex-Cope treasurer in court for money laundering

2014-07-21 21:14

An ex-Cope member has appeared in a Cape Town court on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

7 appear for online dating scam

2014-07-17 21:54

Four men and three women have appeared in court in connection with their alleged involvement in an online dating scam.

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