Travel agent arrested for fraud, Grahamstown

South African Police Service

Travel agent arrested for fraud, Grahamstown
Travel agent arrested for fraud, Grahamstown

Clinton Grant Gill (41), was arrested following the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday 17 September 2020, and made a brief appearance shortly afterwards in the Grahamstown Magistrate’s Court facing charges of fraud.

Gill was a tourism and sales consultant, responsible for selling traveling products offered by Tourvest or Go Travel (GT) to their clients. He is accused of unlawfully pocketing over R 797 338-91, from his employers from November 2016 to February 2017.

The former travel agent allegedly embarked on an elaborate scheme designed to steal cash payments received from clients. He apparently made sure these payments were not reflected on the accounting system of the two entities. Clients reportedly paid for their travel bookings, false invoices, vouchers and travel itineraries were issued but the actual tickets were never issued.

In some instances, the clients paid for return tickets but Gill apparently only booked them for a one way ticket pocketing the difference in the process. The court has granted Gill a R10 000-00 bail and the case was postponed to 8 October 2020.

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