Doctor sentenced for Fraud worth R 2.25 Million

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 66- year-old Doctor Tony Moodley appeared at the Gqeberha Specialised Commercial Crime Court on 01 June 2021 for sentencing on multiple charges of Road Accident Fund (RAF) fraud to the tune of R2.25 Million. Dr Moodley was sentenced to 36 months of correctional supervision and 576 hours of community service at Livingstone Hospital.  

Captain Yolisa Mgolodela of the Hawks in Eastern Cape, said investigation revealed that Doctor Moodley orchestrated  RAF claims on 17 June 2007, for 83 patients he reportedly attended, of which some were undeserving.

“These patients were said to have been involved in a head-on collision that took place between two buses on 16 June 2007 at Walmer in Gqeberha.”

Mgolodela said the claims were lodged with the local Attorneys who claimed on behalf of the passengers from RAF. “Consequently, cash to the combined value of R2,25 million was paid out for all claimants. Moodley is said to have received kickbacks from the undeserving claimants.”

She added that later on, Road Accident Fund uncovered some inconsistencies after looking at the order of events and reported the matter to the Hawks in Gqeberha for a further investigation which led to his arrest on 02 July 2015. The doctor was released on warning the very same day.

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