Suspect arrested for food parcel fraud

NORTHERN CAPE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation have arrested a 33-year-old suspect after swiftly acting on information about food parcels that were meant to be distributed to deserving households identified but were redirected to unknown persons.

Value of R900 each

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, police spokesperson, says it is alleged that two victims from different households were defrauded by making them sign as if they got the food parcels and promised to deliver at the later stage which never occurred. These food parcel were provided by the Department of Social Development to a predetermined individuals worth an estimated value of R900 each.

Suspect will appear in court

The suspect was arrested yesterday on charges of fraud, and he is expected to make his first appearance at Jan Kempdorp that Magistrate court on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. The Hawks appeal to the public to report to their nearest police stations any corruption that they witness or experience during this time.

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