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NORTHERN CAPE – Following the arrests of six suspects, ImpoletsengBeauty Kilelo (40), Paul Mission Mokoena (50), Oratile Yvonne Schoeman (32), Togara Charles Ndebele (51), Tjetjepa Motaung (46), Jacqueline Tshilo (44), three more suspects; Mandy Kelebogile Ntshoe (36),Labane Ntshoedi (37) and Eveline Makoloi (60) were arrested on 23 March 2021 morning in Kimberley facing the same charges of fraud and money laundering.
It is alleged that the group created a database of ghost employees between the years 2011 to 2016 in the municipality. These none-existence workers had their salaries paid into various fraudulent bank accounts resulting in approximately R1.6 million loss.
The disruptive operation led by the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team started on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 until Thursday, 25 March 2021, resulting in the arrest of nine suspects in total.
All suspects are remanded in custody and the case is postponed to Friday, 26 March 2021 for formal bail application.