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Seven Free State cops busted for R5.2 million fraud released on R5 000 bail

Feb 2, 2017
Seven Free State cops busted for R5.2 million fraud released on R5 000 bail

The seven South African Police Service employees arrested by the Hawks for counts of fraud, corruption and theft have appeared at the Bloemfontein Commercial Court on Wednesday. Their cases were postponed to the 3 March 2017.

According to police spokesperson, Captain S'fiso Nyakane, Lieutenant Colonel LJ Dodo (48) - working at Free State Provincial Vispol; Lieutenant Colonel TJ Mokhethi (48) - working at Public Order; Constable MP Motsoeneng (31) - working at TRT Bainsvlei; Constable MI Madumisa (37) - working at TRT Bainsvlei; Constable KI Sereco (37) - working at TRT Bainsvlei, and  Mpho Godfrey Selesho (35), a Finance Admin Clerk attached to the Free State Provincial Finance Office, were all released on R5 000 bail.

"Two more arrest were made on Wednesday morning and the suspects; Constable PG Sedio (35), working at TRT Bainsvlei and Jack Moeketsi Tladi (53), a civilian, also appeared along the six suspects arrested on Tuesday.

"Investigations revealed that personal particulars of other senior colleagues were used to submit fictitious application requesting cash advances and claims that varied from meals, accommodation costs and other assortment of claims," said Captain Nyakane.

"The alleged fraudulent transactions were committed between April 2015 and September 2016, worth a total of more than R5.2 million."