EASTERN CAPE- Suspect appears in court for over R1,7 Million Road Accident Fund fraud

EASTERN CAPE- A 35-year-old suspect was arrested by the Hawk’s Serious Corruption Crime Investigation Unit in East London at her residence last night, 08 December 2020 and she is set to appear in East London Court this morning, 09 December 2020 on allegations of fraud and corruption.

It is alleged that during 13 March 2015, the suspect reported a case at Chaluma Police Station about an accident that allegedly occurred on 04 July 2012.  Intelligence information indicated that the suspect submitted false fraudulent claims for Road Accident Fund (RAF).

The Hawks’ preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly sustained her injuries while she was walking with her boyfriend.  She is said to have fallen and broke her leg then only taken to hospital for medical attention later. Furthermore, the suspect did not open a case or report any accident until 13 March 2015.

It is alleged that a local Attorney represented the suspect when she was submitting the claims at the (RAF). According to the Hawk’s investigation it is alleged after the claim was approved, it was deposited into the Attorney’s account. Further investigation also showed that the alleged fraudulent claim would have prejudiced RAF a potential loss of R 1 707 403.50