Bank official arrested for R2,4 million fraud, Witbank

South African Police Service

Bank official arrested for R2,4 million fraud, Witbank
Bank official arrested for R2,4 million fraud, Witbank

Mantshwane Johanna Mabelane (40) was remanded in custody by the Emalahleni Magistrate court on Tuesday, 22 November 2022 after she briefly appeared in court for over R2,4 million fraud.

It is allegedly that on the 18 November 2022 at about 13:00 members of Vosman Police Station received information from Vosman Crime Investigation Division about a suspect who was arrested for R2,4 million fraud at KG mall Witbank.

The case docket was opened and transferred to the Middelburg based Hawks Commercial Crime Investigation for further probe.

A preliminary investigation of the Hawks discovered that the suspect was a bank official from one of the banks in Mpumalanga, it further revealed that the suspect manipulated the system and changed the personal particulars of the bank card holders or clients without their consent and diverted the money from unsuspecting victims into her personal bank accounts.

Some of the clients were shocked upon discovering the transactions which they did not give permission for.

The victims went to the banks and reported the matter. Internal Investigation was conducted by the bank investigation team hence the arrest of the suspect.

The case against Mabelane was postponed to 1 December 2022 for formal bail application.

The accused remains in custody.

The Provincial Head of the Hawks Major General Zodwa Mokoena is delighted about the collaboration between the law enforcement agencies in the Province. She further urged the other victims who are still outstanding to report the matter to the nearest police station.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service