TONGA: FIVE ALLEGED FRAUDSTERS APPEARED IN COURT
MPUMALANGA – Two former bank officials, Dorcas Nyambi (35) and Patricia Mnisi (40); Cyprian Themba Magagula (38); Clement Shongwe (32) and Thapelo Modika (43) were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Mpumalanga on Thursday, 24 March 2022 for fraud.
It is alleged that Dorcas Nyambi who was a Standard Bank official during the commission of the offence in 2014 whilst Patricia Mnisi was already dismissed by the bank. Nyambi re-activated a dormant bank account of a deceased client whilst the family was busy with their estate claim. She then colluded with the other accused, created beneficiaries who were linked to the re-activated bank account and deposited different amounts of monies. Actual loss suffered was a total amount of R 470 000-00.
The suspects appeared in the Tonga Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 24 March 2022 and they were released on R1500-00 bail each. The case was postponed to 19 May 2022 to be transferred to the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.
Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi
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