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2021/09/07      |  Written By:  Captain L Ramovha   |   Province:  Gauteng

PRETORIA –  Anwar Gaffor has appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crime Court this morning following his arrest for tax returns fraud.

It is alleged that Gaffor submitted various fraudulent tax returns to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) which resulted in the receiver of revenue potentially losing R1 million in 2020. The timeous intervention by the internal auditors ensured that the actual loss amounted to R300 000. 

Gaffor has been granted a R1000 bail and the case postponed to 13 October 2021 pending further investigation.

Meanwhile in a separate and unrelated case Adelle Fritz who was a senior accountant also appeared in the same court facing charged of fraud and theft allegedly committed in 2015.

Fritz stands accused of fraudulently approving credit facilities for a company called Siyakhula Electrical for an amount of R500 000-00. Following an intensive investigation Fritz was arrested today on a warrant of arrest. The case has been postponed to 29 September for additional implicated suspects to be accounted for.