TERS fraud, company director in court, Durban

South African Police Service

TERS fraud, company director in court, Durban
TERS fraud, company director in court, Durban

On Tuesday 5 April 2022, Phathiswa Bodlani (37) briefly appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court following her arrest by Hawks members from Durban Serious Corruption Investigation.

It is alleged that between April 2020 and August 2020 her company registered forty nine employees at the Department of Labour for Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

She allegedly claimed R1 009 338.00 for COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) payment.

The department later discovered that some of the registered employees were not working for her company. A case of fraud was reported at Durban Central police station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members for further probe.

She was released on R5000.00 bail and the case was postponed to 20 May 2022.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service