Trial date set for fraud-accused cop

2013-09-09 15:40
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Johannesburg - A trial date has been set down for a policeman accused of trying to extort money from a diamond company director, Northern Cape police said on Monday.

Constable Denzel Engelbrecht, who faces fraud and corruption charges, appeared in the Springbok Magistrate's Court on Monday, said Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

Trial was set down for 27 and 28 January.

The officer, from Port Nolloth, was accused of trying to extort at least R4 000 from a director in exchange for information.

"The constable produced false documents to the woman where it is alleged that some of her workers were implicated in a police investigation," Naidu said at the time of his arrest in July.

Naidu said the allegation was that: "[He] falsely represented to the woman that he was going to make the case go away."

He is out on bail.

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