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Former employees of Mossel Bay municipality sentenced in over R138 740 fraud
2022/05/07

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

 

WESTERN CAPE – Two former Mossel Bay employees, Megan Kim Abdul (34) and Francis Siphokazi Majola (51) have been convicted on 23 charges of fraud worth the value of R 138 000 and were successively sentenced by the Mossel Bay Magistrate Court on Friday, 06 May 2022.

They were each sentenced to five years imprisonment of which two (2) years was suspended for a period of five years with stringent conditions. They will effectively serve three (3) years direct imprisonment.

Their sentence comes after they were arrested by the George Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team through an intensive investigation back in 2018.

Abdul and Majolla were involved in changing the status of burial erfs purchased by funeral undertakers from a standard burial to an indigent burial or a cremation with other related irregularities without the funeral undertaker being aware of the changes.

The Hawks Intricate investigation revealed that these multiple fraudulent incidents happened between July 2016 and April 2018. The duo instructed municipal cashiers to give them the difference and pocketed the cash for personal gain.

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