Northern Cape police clerks found guilty of defrauding SAPS

2017-06-27 20:53


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Cape Town – Two clerks attached to the public order police unit have been found guilty of defrauding the SA Police Service, the Northern Cape Hawks said on Tuesday.

Mzwandile Revelation Makupeni, 38, and Prince Agisanang Pico, 39, pleaded guilty to submitting several fictitious travel claims between May 2013 and June 2014, said Captain Philani Nkwalase.

The pair had asked for quotations from several guesthouses, altered them and then submitted fraudulent proof of payments for trips that never occurred.

The claims had a combined value of over R50 000.

They first appeared in the Kimberley Regional Court in August 2015.

On Monday, the court fined both R20 000, with an alternative four-year imprisonment, suspended for five years on condition that they were not again found guilty of fraud.

They were also ordered to reimburse the police service almost R19 000.

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