UIF COVID-19 relief fund fraud and theft, 5 arrested

South African Police Service

UIF COVID-19 relief fund fraud and theft, 5 arrested
UIF COVID-19 relief fund fraud and theft, 5 arrested

Five suspects, two females and three males, aged between 25 and 68 were arrested early on the morning of 4 July 2020, in an operation by the Gauteng Serious Commercial Crimes Unit.

This is following an intensive investigation into a case registered at Brooklyn SAPS relating to the Unemployment Insurance Fund COVID- 19 relief. The suspects were traced to various residences in Shoshanguve, Atteridgeville and Mamelodi.

Five vehicles including an Evoque were recovered from the scenes as well as other items suspected to have been bought with the monies which weren’t meant for the suspects.

The National Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya applauded the members for the arrests and encouraged that due diligence be conducted to ensure that those who defraud the nations are dealt with in the fullest might of the law.

The suspects will appear on Monday, 6 July 2020, in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

SAPS Newsroom

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