Members of the Head Office Serious Commercial crime stationed at Serious Economic Offences unit conducted a sting operation and arrested two suspects.
It is alleged that during 2012, a former employee who was an assistant director at the Department of Arts and Culture provided fraudulent payment requisitions for three different companies in order to obtain payment for goods and services which were not rendered.
The presented fraudulent invoices payment to the value of R4 957 804-00 as potential loss with an actual loss of R1 811 745-00 only suffered by the Department.
Both suspects together with the companies were charged for fraud, corruption and money laundering.
Both suspects appeared in the Specialised commercial crime court and were remanded in custody.