Suspect facing fraud charges

WESTERN CAPE - An investigation by the Western Cape Commercial Crimes Unit led to the arrest of a suspect this morning who defrauded her employer, a national retail clothing company. The 47-year-old female who worked in the payroll department was responsible for payments including salaries and also handled petty cash. She made numerous fraudulent payments into her daughter’s bank account, while she also embezzled petty cash funds and misappropriated a total of R262 111-23 of company funds before she was caught.

The suspect made her court appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s court this morning and was granted bail with conditions.

Source: South African Police Service