Johannesburg – The Hawks in Gauteng have on Wednesday morning arrested three SAPS employees stationed at Brakpan police station’s support service for defrauding the state of R37 000 in false overtime claims.

The mastermind, who works at the station’s finance department, created overtime claims for himself, wife and sister-in-law who work at the same station at Human Resource Management and loss management respectively for a period of eight months.

The trio, aged 33,37 and 44 was arrested while on duty and they will appear at the Brakpan Magistrates Court on Thursday, 14 April 2016 for fraud and corruption.