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TRIO IN COURT FOR ASSET FINCANCE FRAUD: FREE STATE
2021/09/13      |  Written By:  Captain C Singo   |   Province:  Free State

FREE STATE – The accused  Daniel Justice Swan (57), and Msala Solomon Tshabalala (51) as well as Phiri Benjamin Mopeli (48) appeared before the Bethlehem Magistrates’ Court on Thursday,09 September 2021 where they faced charges of fraud, uttering and forgery.

They were arrested on Thursday, 09 September 2021 by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team based in Bethlehem. It is alleged that in June 2019 Swan, Tshabalala and Mopeli used fraudulent employment contract documents to apply for a motor vehicle finance at Wesbank. As a result the bank suffered a total loss of more than R785 000.

The matter was then reported to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for further investigation which culminated to the arrest of the trio and their first appearance in court.

The case against the accused  has been  remanded to Thursday, 09 September 2021 for formal bail application.