Man appears in court for R2.2 Million Fraud

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A 54-year-old man appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court charged with fraud of approximately R2.2 million.

It is alleged that Christiaan Frederick Van Wyk created fraudulent payment transactions between 2012 and 2018 when he was working at a Melrose based company, PEG Holdings as a Secretary and Financial Manager.

Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Johannesburg received the matter for investigation into the allegations against Van Wyk.

She said further investigation revealed that Van Wyk transferred approximately R2.2 million on different transactions into his bank accounts for the period.”A warrant of arrest was issued for Van Wyk’s apprehension. He handed himself in at the Johannesburg Hawks’ office on Thursday where he was formally charged with fraud.”

He appeared in court on the same day and was granted R10 000 bail.  The case is postponed to 04 November 2021 for a legal aid representative.

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