Fraudster in court for municipality tender fraud.

A 25 years old suspect is expected to appear before the Hendrina Periodical Court on Wednesday, the 12th of May 2021. According to a statement by the Hawks, the suspect was arrested for fraud by the members of the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Secunda, on Monday the 10th of May 2021.

It is alleged that in October 2020, the suspect defrauded the complainant R350 000.00 by promising her that she will get a food delivery tender from the municipality in which she will be delivering food in the Witbank area. The suspect demanded R350 000 from the victim which was paid into a number of bank accounts. After the victim paid the money the suspect disappeared.

The matter was reported to the Hawks in October 2020 and anĀ  investigation led to the arrest of the suspect in Kabokweni on Monday.

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