KWAZULU-NATAL – On Tuesday 14 September 2021, the Verulam Magistrate’s Court convicted Ashokumar Surajpal (58) for defrauding the Department of Labour.
In 2018, Surajpal submitted a false claim of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to the Department of Labour. The department paid him an amount of R7 302.20. A case of fraud was reported at Verulam police station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members from Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for further investigation.
Surajpal was arrested and charged for fraud in February this year. He is expected to be sentenced on 21 September 2021.