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Barolong Funeral Home director gets seven years for fraud, defeating the ends of justice

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Floyd Teu reported a hijacking case at the Bramley police station but it was found the car was driven over the border and sold.

Sakkie Gerber with co-accused , Floyd Teu. Teu was sentenced to seven years imprisonment after he was found guilty of fraud and defeating the ends of justice. Gerber was acquitted last year. Picture: Danie van der Lith (File)

BAROLONG Funeral Home director Floyd Teu has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment after he was found guilty of fraud and defeating the ends of justice.

Teu along with the former owner of the second hand car dealership MotoNet – Sakkie Gerber were arrested, after a car was reported as stolen in a fraudulent insurance claim, while the vehicle was driven over the Lebombo border post by an accomplice and sold.

Captain Sergio Kock said that during 2013 Teu borrowed a white BMW X6 valued at R1,3 million from his business partner to attend a meeting in Johannesburg.

“It was found that the accused reported a false case of hijacking at Bramley SAPS. Further investigation revealed that Teu actually sold the vehicle in Tanzania.

“The SAPS recovered the vehicle in Dar es Salaam during 2018 and sent back from Tanzania back to South Africa.”

He said Teu was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for fraud and seven years for defeating the ends of justice in the Kimberley regional court on March 23.

“The sentences will run concurrently.”

Gerber was acquitted of the charges last year.