Transport dept clerk in court on fraud, theft charges

2016-10-20 10:50
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Cape Town - An Oudtshoorn transport department clerk has appeared in court on charges of fraud and theft worth R600 000, the Hawks said on Thursday.

Thirty-two-year-old Grace Malgas was arrested on Tuesday and appeared in court on the same day, spokesperson Lloyd Ramovha said on Thursday.

The financial clerk allegedly used her supervisor’s ID to arrange payments to her own account between 2013 and 2016.

She was expected to appear in court again on November 17.

The municipality was placed under administration in 2015, followed by a forensic investigation by the Hawks into potential irregularities.

In March, the Western Cape department of local government released a report indicating that the probe had uncovered 132 contraventions.

They included corruption, fraud, falsification of documents, and most pertained to the Municipal Finance Management Act and municipal policy.

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