Road Accident Fund fraud, wife of deceased man appears in court, Gqeberha

South African Police Service

Road Accident Fund fraud, wife of deceased man appears in court, Gqeberha
Road Accident Fund fraud, wife of deceased man appears in court, Gqeberha

Marlene Pietersen (42) appeared in the Gqeberha New Law Court on 5 October 2021 for allegations of fraud after her arrest by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team on the very same day.

On 24 April 2018, Pietersen allegedly submitted a false Road Accident Fund (RAF) claim on behalf of her husband, Niklaas Gallant who died after falling off a bridge, claiming that he had died in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Joubertina on 7 July 2014.

RAF discovered inconsistencies and then lodged a complaint with the Hawks which culminated in the arrest of Pietersen on 5 October 2021.

RAF was rescued from a potential prejudice of R700 000.

Pietersen was released on warning and was instructed to return to court today, 6 October 2021.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service