ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

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.

Standard Bank computer was hacked in R300m ATM fraud hit - report

2016-06-30 11:03

Investigators have reportedly discovered that a Standard Bank South Africa computer system was hacked in a R300m ATM fraud hit in Japan.

Scam artist fleecing residents by posing as city employee

2016-06-28 13:24

A scam artist in Cape Town is fleecing residents of "thousands of rands" by posing as a city employee tasked with meter upgrades.

Pravin has $9.5m for you in another 419 scam

2016-06-24 14:33

Are you aware of a fund at National Treasury that could hold $9.5m of money owed to you? Neither is Treasury.

Cape waiter nabbed in suspected R100 000 card scam syndicate

2016-06-09 12:23

A waiter has appeared in court after being found with a card machine that resulted in his employer losing over R100 000 in transactions, the Western Cape Hawks say.

 

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.

Cape Town barman, waiter arrested for card fraud

2016-06-28 14:43

A barman and a waiter have been remanded in custody following their arrest for card skimming, the Western Cape Hawks say.

Cape Town waiter in dock for skimming R60 000 off customer

2016-06-24 21:33

A waiter accused of skimming R60 000 from a customer's bank card at a Camps Bay restaurant has made his first appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

PE man gets jail time for pyramid scheme fraud

2016-06-17 14:48

A Port Elizabeth man who enticed people to invest a total of R5.5m in a pyramid scheme has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, the Hawks have said.

Bellville couple sentenced for fake burglary insurance claim

2016-06-03 18:42

A Bellville couple has been sentenced to two years of correctional supervision after being found guilty of staging a burglary at their home and claiming from insurance, the Western Cape Hawks say.

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