FORMER SA POST OFFICE BRANCH MANAGER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED FRAUD OF OVER R1.2 MILLION

FORMER SA POST OFFICE BRANCH MANAGER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED FRAUD OF OVER R1.2 MILLION

NORTH WEST – A 37 years old former branch manager of the Post Office in Delareyville was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation on 26 April 2023 for alleged fraud of over R1.2 million.

It is alleged that between 2020 and 2022, the suspect allegedly gained access into the post office payment system as well as the payment system for the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) fraudulently .

She reportedly pretended to be processing payments and transfers on behalf of clients and beneficiaries of both the Post Office and SASSA, meanwhile she would allegedly transfer a portion, or at times all the money from various accounts into two of her Post Office accounts.

The suspect is expected to make her first appearance before Delareyville Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 28 April 2023 where she will face charges of fraud and money laundering.

The Director for Public Prosecutions in North West, Dr Rachel Makhari and the Acting Provincial Head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Brigadier Regeorgial Moos welcomed the arrest and lauded the investigating officer and the prosecutor for securing the suspect’s court appearance.

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