ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

Oudtshoorn attorney behind bars for fraud, theft

2017-01-21 23:16

An Oudtshoorn attorney has been captured by the Hawks after failing to adhere to an order to report to a correctional facility after being convicted of fraud and theft charges.

3 held for alleged 'ancestors' cash scam

2017-01-14 10:12

Three people have been arrested for fraud in Krugersdorp after allegedly claiming they could multiply money with the help of the ancestors, according to the SA Police Service.

Last member of Sars tax fraud syndicate sentenced

2016-12-26 21:29

The last member of a syndicate that systematically defrauded Sars has been given two prison sentences of 15 years each, Sars says in a statement.

Polygamous leader pleads guilty in fraud case

2016-12-23 16:06

A high-ranking polygamous group leader is set to be released from a Utah jail after pleading guilty in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case

SA woman, Nigerian men admit plotting global online fraud

2016-12-17 14:47

US federal prosecutors say seven Africans, a South African woman among them, have admitted to being part of a global fraud network that used online dating sites to reach potential victims.

Bogus SARS officials to appear in court for fraud

2016-12-17 11:40

Two men are expected to appear at the Polokwane Magistrate's Court for impersonating SARS officials, local police have said.

Naspers issues scam alert

2016-11-21 09:47

Internet and media giant Naspers has issued a fraud alert, warning South Africans of a scam that promises high returns on share trades made on their behalf.

Time to decolonise tax system? SA tax collection is ‘inherently unfair’, argues top academic

2016-11-16 14:00

SA's tax collection system needs far more reform than is currently being pursued. An analyst highlights some of the features that make it inherently unfair to many groups.

Crisis due to cheque fraud

2016-10-28 16:48

A Fin24 user from Durban was shocked to discover that his business became the target of cheque fraud of R58 000.

Dark clouds ahead: SA’s worst case scenario. A Zupta jamboree

2016-10-24 20:02

What will happen if SA is effectively captured? An analyst paints a bleak future where all President Jacob Zuma’s plans bear fruit and Treasury gets looted.

 

Court case against alleged 'Ponzi pastor' postponed

2017-01-18 12:12

Parow 'Ponzi pastor' Colin Davids has made a quick, low-key appearance in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on a fraud charge.

Keep watch of these five scams

2017-01-05 19:01

A number of scams have surfaced this past year. We point out the scams you should look out for.

5 in court for alleged fraud syndicate targeting pension payouts

2016-12-24 09:16

Five suspects who allegedly targeted and withdrew cash from bank accounts of recipients of provident and pension fund pay-outs have appeared in the George Magistrate’s Court.

US officials file charges over lottery fixing

2016-12-23 13:05

A former lottery computer administrator from Iowa and a friend from Texas have been charged in Wisconsin for allegedly fixing a state lottery.

4 people found guilty of over 16 000 counts of electricity theft - Eskom

2016-12-17 14:46

Four people who were charged with 36 000 charges collectively of electricity theft have been found guilty of more than 16 000 of them, according to Eskom.

Cape Town siblings' fraud case postponed

2016-11-30 19:34

Two siblings accused of siphoning about R3m from the City of Cape Town will return to court next year, as investigations against them continue.

Last hope for Fidentia shareholders

2016-11-20 07:08

A run-down hotel in Paarl is the last asset set to be auctioned off in an attempt to compensate victims of the firm’s fraudulent conduct.

Raymond Suttner: Zuma is running out of options, ANC is imploding. What might be next?

2016-11-07 10:45

Talk is turning to whether President Jacob Zuma will end up back in court, as well as who will steer the ANC and South Africa out of the mess left behind, says an analyst.

Moyane served: Corruption Watch to lay criminal charges. Has till 1 Nov to respond.

2016-10-28 11:31

Corruption Watch intends to lay criminal charges against SARS commissioner Tom Moyane and has given him the opportunity to respond by no later than 1 November 2016.

The intended consequences: Ben Trovato’s open letter to NPA boss Shaun Abrahams

2016-10-24 10:55

Ben Trovato pens this satirical piece aimed at NPA boss Shaun Abrahams following the trumped up charges of fraud against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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