Company directors to appear in court over R1.2m fraud allegations

Four company directors aged 35, 36, 46 and 64 were summoned by the Gqeberha Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit to appear in the Gqeberha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on allegations of fraud.

The four directors allegedly claimed R1.2 million from Keypack (Pty) Ltd in Gqeberha for services not rendered.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Yolisa Mgolodela said the incident dates back to April 20, 2018, until April 26, 2018, when a credit controller from Keypack received emails purported to be from the managers of Keypack (Pty) Ltd where the complainant was employed.

“The credit controller reportedly paid the emailed claims believing to be the instruction from her employers that is Keypack (Pty) Ltd. On balancing the books, Keypack identified the discrepancies and a complaint was lodged with the Gqeberha Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team.

“Investigations by the Hawks ensued. Keypack (Pty) Ltd was discovered to have been defrauded cash to the value of more than R1.2m from fraudulent payment instructions,” said Mgolodela.