Policy fraud: Three years for Ifafa woman

2011-10-04 00:00

MAGISTRATE Nonesi Dlamini said she will consider sending even first-time offenders of insurance fraud to jail because the crime has become so rife in the Port Shepstone area.

This follows the conviction of an Ifafa woman in Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday.

Zanele Maria Mbambo (49) was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, conditionally suspended for five years, after she submitted false particulars of a person unknown to her in order to claim an amount of R30 000 on a funeral cover policy.

The conditions of her sentence could not be established.

Sanlam’s fraud division became suspicious of Mbambo and opened a case against her.

Captain Mariana Vos started an investigation on the fraudster that led to her arrest in Port Shepstone last Tuesday.

She was brought to court and sentenced on the same day.

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