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MPUMALANGA – Thato Charmain Philane (30) appeared before the Nelspruit Magistrate Court on Tuesday 08 December 2020 after she was arrested on the same day for fraud, theft and alternatively contravening the provisions of the Tax Administration Act.

The accused is the daughter of Sipho Andrew Philane(58) who appeared before the Nelspruit Magistrates for alleged fraud and theft on Friday 4 December 2020.

Charmain Philane was arrested by the Hawks` Serious Commercial Crime Investigation on Tuesday and investigation revealed that the suspect was the sole director of the company called Sipho Zethu Trading CC.
It is alleged that in April 2017, both father and daughter colluded with another to register a company to claim undue funds through misrepresentation, defrauding and prejudicing the South African Revenue Service the amount of R 995 370.56. Transfers were made from Sipho Zethu Trading CC`s bank account into Philane’s personal bank account.
Charmain Philane was released on R5000 and the case was postponed to 14 December 2020 for Specialised Prosecutor and have her appearing with her father.