WESTERN CAPE – NGO Director arrested for alleged fraud

WESTERN CAPE –The Hawks have arrested a Director of an NGO who allegedly defrauded an undisclosed amount of money in Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) funds.

The director allegedly claimed Ters funds from the Department of labour on behalf of 36 employees who were working for him during the Covid-19 pandemic period. It is alleged that the money claimed, never reached the pockets of the workers but instead the money was used for his own benefit.

The 44-year-old suspect is spending the weekend behind bars and will appear in the Atlantis Magistrate’s court Monday, 14 December 2020 facing charges of fraud.