Bethlehem court officials arrested for alleged fraud

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Two Bethlehem court officials were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigations Unit on Monday, 22 July 2019 for alleged fraud.

According to a statement released by the police, Marotholi Yvonne Modiehi (36), and Motaung Adeline Nthabiseng (40), who were both employed at the Bethlehem Court allegedly defrauded the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development from April 2018 to January 2019 by transferring Third Party Funds to their own personal accounts.

An audit was conducted and one hundred and eighty thousand and seven hundred rands (R180 700), was said to be unaccounted for. The funds included, maintenance money, admission of guilt fines, bail, court fines, and fines collected on behalf of other government institutions.

Modiehi and Motaung have been charged with fraud, theft, money laundering and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). They were each granted R5 000 bail, and the case has been remanded to 19 August 2019.