Municipal employee, wife held for fraud

2013-03-02 09:41

A “prominent” municipal employee has been arrested, along with his wife, for alleged fraud and corruption in Williston, Northern Cape police said.

“The Kimberley commercial crimes unit is investigating charges of corruption and fraud following the arrest of a prominent member of the Karoo Hoogland municipality in Williston, and his wife, last night Thursday,” Lieutenant Andrea Cloete said yesterday.

About R600 000 was involved. The couple would appear in the Williston Magistrate’s Court on Monday. They could not be identified until they had appeared in court.

It was not clear if the woman was also a municipal employee.

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