Two suspects, Kenneth Maoto(35) and Reginaldo Nuvunga(34) appeared in the eMalahleni District Court on Monday 25 January 2021 following a charge of fraud.
The Hawks arrested the pair on Friday, 22 January 2021 for the alleged fraudulent transactions with fake fleet fuel cards.
Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said the suspects were initially arrested on Friday 15 January 2021, by the Vaalbank Detective Services after presenting two counterfeit fleet cards for fuel payment at the local Puma garage.
“The Hawks investigations linked the duo to additional similar fraudulent transactions. They were consequently charged for at least two transactions that occurred at Witbank garages in January 2021. They were arrested in Court following their appearance for their earlier offence.”
Captain Sekgotodi added that during the Investigations, it was established that the suspects had fraudulently created counterfeit fuel cards for fleet under two different companies. “The fraudulent transactions amount to just over R110 000.”
The duo is remanded in custody and their case was postponed to 03 February 2021 for further investigation.