Woman in the dock for R5 million fraud

Mpumalanga – The former financial manager of Transco CC in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Ms Carol Ann Avent has been granted a R5 000 bail when she appeared before the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding the company for over R5 million.

The Commercial Crime wing of the Hawks in Mpumalanga arrested Avent after investigations revealed that she had been transferring company funds into her private bank account since 2009. She was charged with fraud and her case was postponed to 12 July 2016 to allow for further investigations.

In a separate case four suspects were also arrested for Fraud. The suspects, a 33-year-old Admin Clerk at SAPS Supply Chain Management in Nelspruit, two company directors and an employee at the Department of Corporate Governance and traditional affairs, defrauded the South African Police Service of R28 780.00 after they alleged that a certain company rendered services to the SAPS and claimed the money.

The suspects have been given notices to appear before the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on 4 July 2016.