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Ex-SAPS colonel arrested for fraud

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The 55-year-old is facing charges of allegedly submitting fraudulent travel claims amounting to R47 000.

A 55-YEAR-old former colonel at the South African Police Service was arrested by the Hawks on Tuesday on charges of allegedly submitting fraudulent travel claims amounting to R47 000. 

Hawks Northern Cape provincial spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit served the summons following an investigation that was made into the travel claims that were submitted in 2014 to the Middle Management Service (MMS) scheme. 

“It is further alleged that he unduly benefited by abusing the claim system. The suspect is charged with fraud,” said Mnisi.

She stated that the suspect, who is based in Kimberley, was issued with a summons to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on May 18.