A 62- year-old Pensioner arrested for Fraud

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga

A 62-year-old pensioner is expected to appear in the Pretoria Specialised commercial court on Monday. He was arrested after he failed to disclose that he became an instant R4.7 millionaire, with the money which was meant to pay employees of a certain company to be disclosed in court papers. A pensioner from Hammanskraal, will be charged with fraud, theft and money laundering.

It is understood that the suspect worked for the same company and allegedly used the same reference number from his previous employer to apply for his UIF payout. It was later found after numerous inquiries by the company that the money was paid but was redirected to the suspect’s account. 

Almost R4.6 million has been recovered. A pensioner allegedly used almost R100 000. 

Another suspect was arrested on Sunday by The Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation arrested another suspect at  Hammanskraal on Sunday for alleged fraud and theft linked to the UIF COVID – 19 Temporary Employer and Employee Relief Scheme (TERS). This brings the number of people arrested linked to UIF TERS to fourteen (14).

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