Newcastle Municipal employee arrested on R 3.1million worth of fraud allegations

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A case against a Newcastle Municipality employee who was arrested on charges of fraud has been postponed to 01 December 2020 pending further investigations.

Dedre Van Rooyen made a brief appearance in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday following her arrest.

Van Rooyen is accused of manipulating the municipality’s payroll system which allegedly saw her benefiting an amount of approximately R 3.1 million.

“She was granted bail of R50 000 on conditions that she:

  • she surrenders her passport to the IO
  • does not visit any port of entry
  • does not leave KwaZulu-Natal without prior consent of the IO
  • does not change her address/relocate without informing the IO in advance” said KZN DPP Regional Communications Officer Natasha Kara.
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