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MEDICAL DOCTOR ARRESTED FOR A MILLION RANDS WORTH TAX FRAUD: EASTERN CAPE
2023/08/22      |  Written By:  Captain Y Mgolodela   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

EASTERN CAPE: - The East London based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation (SCCI)  of the Hawks in a joint operation with South African Revenue Services (SARS) and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) arrested Karunlingam  Chetty (54) on 21 August 2023 for  numerous charges of tax fraud.

During the period between 2015 and 2018 Chetty as a Medical Practitioner  allegedly under- declared his income. During auditing SARS picked up some red flags and thus lodged a complaint with the Hawks for an investigation. The investigations revealed that Chetty prejudiced SARS an amount of more than R1.8 Million.

Chetty was arrested on 21 August 2023 and made a short appearance in East London Magistrate’s court on the same day. Chetty was released on R10 000 bail the very same day. The matter was remanded to 19 September 2023 for Regional Court date.

The Provincial Head Major General Mboiki Obed Ngwenya commended the team for the sterling job. He reiterated that professionals tend to bring professionalism into disrepute and that should be dealt with profusely.