The East London based Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team arrested two police officials aged 40 and 46 from Elliot SAPS for allegations of theft on 10 June 2021.
It is alleged that between September 2020 and July 2021, the two officials performing their duties as court orderlies were tasked with the collection of bail monies, traffic fines and admission of guilt fines from the Community Service Centre to deliver to Elliot Magistrates’ Court.
It is reported that these officers did not deliver the monies to the clerk of court to deposit instead they allegedly used the money for their personal gain.
A suspicion was raised when the accused after finalisation of the trial processes applied for the bail monies back to no avail. This matter raised suspicions and the matter was referred to the Hawks for investigation which culminated in the arrest of the duo.
The two officials are expected to make their first court appearance at the Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday, 13 June 2022 for a formal bail application.