Six insurance agents from Metropolitan arrested for fraud

2011-03-08 07:08

Six Metropolitan insurance employees, including a manager, were arrested in Tzaneen for allegedly defrauding the SA Revenue Service (Sars), Limpopo police said today.

“Organised crime in Limpopo arrested six suspects in connection with cases of fraud. It is alleged the suspects, who were employed by Metropolitan in Tzaneen, defrauded the Sars of millions of rands,” said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

“Among the arrested suspects is the company’s manager.”

The arrests followed a joint investigation by the Hawks and Sars into crimes committed in 2010.

“The suspects were allegedly submitting fraudulent claims on behalf of unsuspecting clients to Sars through e-filing,” said Mulaudzi.

The fraudsters would then contact these clients and request a fee of between 20% and 25% of the amount that had been “claimed” on their behalf.

The six people were expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court today.

“More arrests are expected soon,” said Mulaudzi. 

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