South African To Appear In Court For Fraud Worth Millions

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A 43-year-old South African woman is due to appear in court on Monday for allegedly defrauding a grape farm of over R11 million (N296,419,860.00) in the Western Cape.

The Western Cape Commercial Crime Investigations Unit arrested the woman in Kuils River for a Wellington fraud case on Friday

“According to records she was employed by a grape farm.

In November 2021 the farm manager informed the director of the farm of suspected transactions made by the suspect.

“After further investigation by the farm, they employed an auditing company to do an audit from 2019 to 2021 and it was discovered that the suspect made over 400 transactions from the business accounts to her account that amounts to R11,210,781.95,” said police Spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk.

The suspect was expected to appear in Wellington Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Van Wyk stated that the same unit members performed additional tracing operations on Friday and arrested a 37-year-old guy from Hawston on a fraud charge.

“The suspect was arrested and detained at Mitchells Plain SAPS.

“He is due to also appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s court on Monday.”, Van Wyk said.