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Suspect arrested for alleged fraud


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) 


FREE STATE - A 63-year-old suspect was summoned to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on 18 October 2023 where she will be facing charges of fraud, money laundering, and Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998.

It is alleged that on 09 June 2021, the complainant who is a shareholder of Belega Women Investment (Pty) Ltd obtained bank statements of the company and discovered that the suspect, who was a chairperson of the company transferred several amount of money from Belega Women Investment account to her own personal bank account without the consent of the shareholders. The incident took place between February 2018 and March 2020. As a result of the alleged fraudulent activities, Belega Women Investment company was prejudiced and suffered a total loss of more than R1 million.

The matter was then reported to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team based in Bloemfontein for further investigation culminating in summons being served on Thursday, 14 September 2023.


Captain Christopher Singo
071 481 2568