GAUTENG – A 43 year old suspect is expected to appear at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Friday for allegedly defrauding a medical equipment company over R460 million.

The suspects was arrested the Germiston Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit office on Wednesday following a three month investigation by the team. It is alleged that the suspect, who was the accountant for the company duplicated the payments by transferring money into her late husband’s bank account.

Yesterday the team descended at the suspects house with search and seizure warrants. The members managed to attach eleven luxurious vehicles, motorbikes, seven immovable properties with their furniture and appliances and jewellery.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Provincial Head, Major General Prince Mokotedi congratulated the members for their sterling work during the investigation and warned that the Hawks will stop at nothing to arrest those who engage themselves in criminality.

“This should serve a serious warning that crime does not pay. Companies on the hand should take stock of their internal processes to curtail this kind of criminal activities. I proud of my team especially of the quick turnaround time because this kind of cases tend to take long to solve,” he concluded.

The suspect will appear at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Friday, 15 December 2017 facing charges of fraud, theft, and money laundering. Investigation regarding this matter continues.