A 48 year-old – businesswoman will appear at the Specialised Commercial Crimes court at Mthatha Regional Court following her arrest earlier on Thursday.
The Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team arrested her for alleged fraud worth over R4.8 million perceived loss to the OR Tambo District Municipality.
Colonel Katlego Mogale said her arrest follows a three months intensive investigation into COVID-19 awareness services.
“It is alleged that the company and its sole director intentionally submitted fraudulent documents to various municipalities purporting that she conducted door to door awareness campaigns for the prevention and containment of covid-19 pandemic to the rural communities of Port St Johns Local, King Sabatha Dalindyebo and Mhlonto local municipalities.”.
Mogale further said the director then invoiced the three municipalities to the tune of over R4.8 million for services that were partially rendered with fraudulent supporting documents.