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Licence Disc Fraud

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Three arrests in recent weeks suggest that license disc tampering is on the rise, reports the City of Cape Town. “From these cases it is clear that the drivers are either tampering with the licence discs themselves or paying someone to do it for them. We’re also not ruling out the possibility that people with […]




Cape Town men arrested for R110 million VAT fraud

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As tax season 2016 comes to an end, two men have been arrested for claiming R110 million VAT refunds for a non-existent business in Cape Town, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The business man and his accountant were arrested on Thursday morning. “The business man, his accountant and five connected closed corporations received […]




Hawks seize R5.3 million

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Pretoria – A Hawks investigation has led to the arrest of a suspect and seizure of almost R5.3 million in cash. The Hawks also recovered several ID documents during the operation in Belhar, in Cape Town, on Monday. The suspect (33), who was arrested, is allegedly running an illicit licensing and police clearance operation. Acting […]




SAPS official arrested for fraud

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Members of the Police’s Anti-Corruption Unit arrested a 32-year-old police Detective Constable stationed at Cape Town Central on Thursday 10 November 2016. According to information received the Constable defrauded informers by submitting claims on their behalf and the money claimed never reached them. A case of fraud was opened and an investigation into the matter […]




A Lexus on a Salary of 7 Grand a Month?

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Cape Town – A Cape Flats accounting clerk has been arrested for allegedly defrauding her ex-employers out of more than R4 million. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) nabbed Fadwa Alexander, from Hanover Park, in August after she allegedly transferred R4.3 million into five personal accounts over three years. Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha […]




Cape Town motor trade scam

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Cape Town – Two men and a woman, involved in the second hand motor trade, appeared in a court in Cape Town on Monday on multiple charges that included racketeering and fraud. Erens Johannes Uys, 48, and Crische Uys, 30, both of Chapman Road in Gordon’s Bay, and Denzil Bell, 35, of Caledon, appeared in […]




Siblings nabbed for defrauding city of Cape Town of R3 million

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A brother and sister have appeared today in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court facing charges of Fraud, Uttering and Theft, following their arrest last week Thursday by the Hawks’ Commercial unit. The accused allegedly siphoned approximately R3 million from the City of Cape Town between 2008 and 2010. Kiaamdien Darries, 39, and Rughshana Darries, 38, […]




Facebook Robbers – SAPS Issue Warning

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Many incidents have been reported on by the media where the dangers of responding to social media adverts have been highlighted. Still community members and young people become vulnerable to these types of posts, and expose themselves to great danger. On Friday, 9 September 2016 at 12:00 a 23-year-old man from Grassy Park saw a […]




Four arrested in online dating scam

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Two Nigerian men and two local women were arrested in Cape Town on Tuesday night for opening bank accounts at all the banks in South Africa and using them to receive monies from online dating victims. One suspect was arrested shortly after receiving a dummy parcel from the Hawks at Postnet Somerset West Mall. The […]