Two Mpumalanga ‘Fraudsters’ Out On Bail

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Hlokomelo Mabogale

As the law enforcement agencies in South Africa battle with the fight against corruption, theft and fraud, The Hawks have closed a net on two accused Hugo Christiaan Le Roux (41) and accomplice Rochelle Edith Du Plessis Bekker (35) in Mpumalanga.

They both appeared before the Komatipoort Magistrate Court shortly after they were arrested on a warrant by the Hawks` Serious Commercial Investigation Nelspruit on Wednesday, the Hawks said.

The pair seemed to have enjoyed fraud money. it is alleged that between 2015 and 2018 Le Roux who was the Manager of Izusa Carriers in Komatipoort colluded with Du Plessis Bekker who was the owner of HLR Contracting (Pty) Ltd for transport services to the clients of Izusa Carriers. 

However, they didn’t follow tax laws. To get more money, they issued tax invoices to these existing clients with higher rates for transport services, indicating a deficit to Izusa Carriers and took the differences on the higher rates.

In return, they banked R1.9 million into their personal accounts. the Hawks said the two accused are facing more than 500 charges of theft, fraud and money laundering.

For now, they are out on R10 000 bail each and they will be back in court on 20 November 2020.

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