Court official demanded money to scrap traffic fines - Hawks

2016-05-19 19:00
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Cape Town – A former court official allegedly swindled money from unsuspecting people in exchange for assurances that traffic fines would be wiped from the system, the Western Cape Hawks said on Thursday.

Lynette Williams, 36, was arrested at her Hopefield home on Wednesday, said spokesperson Lieutenant Lloyd Ramovha.

While she worked at the Vredenburg Magistrate’s Court, people would approach the building seeking discounts on traffic fines.

He said that over a period of time, she allegedly took advantage of people by forging invoices and demanding money for "scrapping" their fines.

Williams appeared in the same court on Wednesday for corruption, fraud and defeating the ends of justice.

She was granted R1 000 bail, said Ramovha.

The matter was postponed until June 8 so she could obtain a lawyer.

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