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Suspect to appear for fraud

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The suspect was implicated in value added tax (VAT) fraud amounting to over R2 million

A 67-YEAR-old man is expected to appear in the Kimberley Regional Court next month on charges of tax fraud. Hawks spokesperson, Nomthandazo Mnisi, said that the suspect was implicated in value added tax (VAT) fraud amounting to over R2 million.

“He is expected to appear at the Kimberley Regional Court on June 29 after he was served with a summons by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit following investigations.”

Mnisi stated that in 2008 the suspect allegedly defrauded Graven Mining and Monstermob by unlawfully collecting VAT, claiming to be registered with the the South African Revenue Service.

“The accused is charged with contravening Section 58 (* ) read with Section 1 and Section 20 of the Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 as well as contravening Section 104(1) (a) read with Sections 1, 69 and 104(2) of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 as amended.

“The accused is also charged with fraud as well as contravening Sections 94, 99 and 103 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 as amended.”