Correctional Services officer sentenced

2017-09-08 06:00

LAST Monday, the Kokstad Regional Court sentenced a Department of Correctional Services officer, Rofiwa Khaphathe, to 15 years imprisonment after finding him guilty on nine counts of fraud.

The 35-year-old officer mismanaged R750 000 of the Department of Correctional Services’ funds.
The court heard he transferred the money to private accounts and submitted false claims for medical treatment of inmates.

A case of fraud was reported at the Kokstad Police Station and the docket was transferred to Pietermaritzburg Commercial Crime Hawks members, who investigated. - Supplied.



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