A former Microsoft engineer stole more than R150 million from the company and bought a home and a Tesla

2020-02-28 11:39

He stole $10 million-worth (about R155 million) of "currency stored value," like online gift cards, and resold them online in exchange for bitcoin, a court ruled.

Video shows the moment thieves smashed their way into a German museum before making off with R16 billion of jewels

2019-11-27 07:47

Thieves triggered the alarm inside the Green Vault at Dresden's Residenzschloss Palace at 5 a.m. Monday. It houses hundreds of pre-modern treasures.

Shivambu to be reported to Parliament's ethics committee over wedding funds report

2019-10-07 17:08

The DA will report EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu to Parliament's ethics committee after allegations that money from a slush fund was used to pay for his wedding in 2017.

WATCH: Former Google engineer charged with theft of autonomous car secrets

2019-08-28 06:51

A former Google engineer was hit with criminal charges Tuesday alleging he stole trade secrets from the technology giant's self-driving car project and took them to Uber.

Alleged sheep thieves spin yarn, but fail to pull wool over cops' eyes

2019-08-13 17:51

Two suspects found in possession of stolen livestock in the back seat of their car appeared in the Stilfontein Magistrates Court in the North West on Monday.

Eskom has referred scores of 'senior' employees to the Special Investigating Unit after lifestyle audits – and more than a hundred have left after ‘procurement breach’ investigations

2019-07-30 14:57

Eskom says it has completed more than a thousand investigations relating to "procurement breaches" – and a lot of employees are no longer working there.

Options limited for thief of R18.3m Richard Mille watch

2019-07-02 19:47

The watch - one of the most expensive ever made - contains (among other things) titanium and the substance graphene, the discovery of which earned the scientists who isolated it the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics.

Thief poses as classic-car buyer, steals R31-million Ferrari 288 GTO during test drive

2019-05-16 10:35

German police have recovered a valuable 1980s Ferrari stolen during a test drive and are searching for the man believed to have sped off with the car.

An Italian town pulled off an elaborate ruse to fool thieves into stealing a worthless replica of a R49 million painting

2019-03-15 08:24

Police caught wind of the planned robbery and decided to lay a trap for them.

A weather app was trying to rip off South African users – and may have been stealing their data

2019-01-11 17:11

A rogue app pre-installed on some Alcatel phones and available from the Google Play store tried to sign people up to premium services and used data to commit ad fraud – and security researches spotted it in South Africa.


Ground handling employee arrested during OR Tambo festive season safety operations

2020-01-04 13:02

The festive season security campaign, which has seen 3500 people and 560 vehicles, working on the airside the airport, stopped and searched since the peak season began

Bruce Whitfield: How crooks steal your future, again and again

2019-10-16 17:30

EOH, much like Steinhoff, shows how big growth stories can attract investors – while providing cover for crooks.

Couple blows R1,8 million rand accidentally deposited into account

2019-09-09 12:39

A couple was charged with theft after going on a shopping spree with money that was accidentally deposited in their account.

'Why would someone steal a cowbell?' Austrian police ask

2019-08-26 18:27

Austrian police are looking for thieves who stole bells from cows grazing in three pastures in the west of the alpine country, a spokesman said Monday.

Three arrested for possession of gems worth R2m

2019-08-02 16:32

Three suspects have been arrested for possession of stolen gems worth R2m, the Hawks in the Northern Cape said.

Man followed from bank, robbed and then shot dead

2019-07-29 20:39

Police have launched a man hunt for three suspects after a man who had just withdrawn money from a bank was followed, then robbed and murdered in Ga-Rankuwa.

We need to get our 'house in order' to fix our 'brokenness' – Eskom exec in leaked memo

2019-05-17 10:22

In a leaked memo Eskom Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer appeals to staff to be accountable for the work they do at the power utility to help fix its 'brokenness'.

An exact replica of the ring from 'The Lords of the Rings' was stolen in England, and everyone is blaming Bilbo Baggins

2019-03-29 17:55

"Have you done mordor to door enquiries?" joked one commenter under a police post about the theft in Gloucester, southern England.

New Zealand has kicked out a family of 'unruly' British tourists who have wreaked havoc in the country

2019-01-19 07:18

The tourists, apparently a large family, have been causing trouble since December, according to multiple reports.


2018-08-09 07:00

A CROOK who pretended to be part of a group studying to be priests was lucky to escape with his life after being bust stealing a car from church.

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