Umsobomvu municipality R2.3 mil theft, chief financial clerk and wife arrested

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Umsobomvu municipality R2.3 mil theft, chief financial clerk and wife arrested
Umsobomvu municipality R2.3 mil theft, chief financial clerk and wife arrested

In the ever-growing urgency to root out fraud and corruption, the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation has arrested a couple aged 28 and 37 on Thursday for defrauding the Umsobomvu Local Municipality of R2.3 million.

The former Chief Financial Clerk allegedly stole R2.3 million between 2015 and 2018. He transferred money from the municipality account to his personal and wife’s bank accounts. He further used the municipality account to settle a personal loan.

Both suspects are expected to appear in the Colesberg Magistrate court on Friday 29 May 2020, on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

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