Couple Defraud the Municipality of R 2.3 Million and use Municipal money to Settle Personal Loan

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Couple in court on charges of fraud and money they committed in the municipality.

The 28 and 37 years old couple were arrested by Hawk’s Serious Commercial Crime Investigation on Thursday for defrauding the Umsobomvu Local Municipality an amount of R2.3 million.

Officials say former Chief Financial Clerk allegedly stole R2.3 million between 2015 and 2018 where he transferred money from the municipality account to his personal and wife’s bank accounts.

He allegedly further used the municipality account to settle a personal loan. 

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