5 held at testing station for fraud

2013-10-24 07:16

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Johannesburg - Five people were arrested at the Clayville Testing Station in Isando, Kempton Park, on Wednesday for fraud and corruption, said the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

"The five... believed to be part of a syndicate operating in the area, were arrested for buying and selling 21-day temporary licence vehicle permits," the RTMC said in a statement.

One of them worked for FAW trucks, one was from a business in Clayville, two of them were runners, and the fifth worked at the testing station, on the East Rand, it said.

"The syndicate is alleged to have been selling these permits fraudulently for quite some time."

They had been charged, were being held by the police at Olifantsfontein and would appear in the regional court there on Thursday morning.

"Corruption in any form will not be accepted and tolerated. The RTMC will continue to respond without fear to [the] public reporting this kind of cancerous behaviour and will react with intent and purpose," said RTMC acting CEO Gilberto Martins.

"We are confident that our sustained efforts will reap rewards and perpetrators of organised crime will be [held] to account," he said.
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