Local municipal officer arrested for fraud, theft

───   11:30 Wed, 04 May 2022

Local municipal officer arrested for fraud, theft | News Article

A credit control officer at the Mafube Local Municipality, Nthabiseng Dlomo (38), appeared before the Frankfort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday 3 May 2022, where she was accused of fraud and theft.

The case was previously handed over to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation or Hawks in Bethlehem for investigation, which led to Dlomo's arrest earlier on Tuesday.

According to Captain Christopher Singo, the accused allegedly took out more than three funeral insurance policies with Old Mutual in 2018 and provided Mafube Municipality's account information for monthly premium payments from 2018 to 2020. 

“We have found that the total amount paid was R8 600, which is the money the municipality lost,” he added.

The case against Dlomo has been postponed to Monday 23 May 2022 for transfer to the Regional Court in Bethlehem. She was released on R2000 bail.    

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