Woman released on warning for alleged TERS fraud

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A woman was released on a warning for allegedly defrauding the Covid-19 Temporary Employer and Employee Relief Scheme (TERS).

Debbie Braun, 55, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday, soon after her arrest by the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation Unit.

Braun had earlier handed herself over to the Hawks for allegedly defrauding the Labour Department of R17 000.

Braun claimed TERS money for an employee, of which three months were paid to the employee.

According to Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani, the remaining two months' payments were allegedly used by Braun.

She was released on a warning, with stringent conditions, and is expected back in court on 21 June.


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