Gauteng couple arrested for over R53 million tax fraud

South African Police Service

Gauteng couple arrested for over R53 million tax fraud
Gauteng couple arrested for over R53 million tax fraud

The Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court granted a Ekurhuleni couple R100 000 bail each on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 for allegedly defrauding the South African Revenue Services (SARS) of R53 million.

It is alleged that the divorced couple, Christo Francois Pienaar (64) and Elsie Elizabeth Pienaar (62), created and submitted false tax invoices to SARS during June 2013 and March 2014.

The accused handed themselves over to the Palm Ridge police accompanied by their legal representatives on Wednesday on allegations.

Various items which amongst others include documents related to an alleged second hand gold purchasing from Malibongwe Metals and Minerals and Hennox8321 CC and others are already in Hawks’ Serious Commercial Investigation custody.

The Pienaars case has been postponed to 6 November 2020, pending further investigation.

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