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Suspects in over R600 000 UIF TERS fraud case granted bail
2022/08/05

 

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)

 

WESTERN CAPE – Robert Baatjies (62), a book keeper and Christiaans Mathews (70), a Director of NC Enterprise appeared briefly at the Atlantis Magistrate Court for Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) related offences on Thursday, 4 August 2022.

They were subsequently granted R1000-00 bail each.

This comes after their arrest by the Serious Corruption Investigation team the same day for fraudulently claiming benefits of more than R666 920-00 from TERS on behalf of five companies between March and December 2020.

It is further reported that the accused claimed for 79 Ghost employees and they unduly benefited.

The book keeper was allegedly paid 10% for every claim submitted and the Director only paid a certain portion of money to the Directors of the five companies and kept the rest of the money for himself.

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