Free State woman arrested for allegedly applying for police post with fake matric certificate

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A woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to fraudulently apply for a SAPS post.
A woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to fraudulently apply for a SAPS post.
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A Free State woman has been arrested for allegedly applying for a post at the police with a fake matric certificate. 

Mathabo Margaret van Heerden, 38, was arrested and appeared in the Ficksburg Magistrate's Court on Friday, facing charges of fraud and uttering.

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"Her arrest stems from the incident which took place on Friday, 25 September 2020, where Van Heerden submitted a fraudulent matric certificate for a constable position at the South African Police Service," said Hawks spokesperson Captain Christopher Singo. 

Van Heerden was released on a warning and is expected back in court on 6 September.

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