A former Capitec teller who allegedly colluded with bank customers to secure more than R230,000 worth of personal loans on the basis of fraudulent documents is on trial for fraud, theft and violating the Organized Crime Prevention Act published.
Lifa Nxumalo, 28, appeared before the Middelburg District Court on Monday.
“In the period between November 2017 and April 2018, Nxumalo worked as a bank clerk, [he] is said to have worked with him have two bank customers and missed key supporting documents on their personal loan applications,” said Hawks spokesman Lt. Col. Philani Nkwalase.
“He allegedly processed two applications with fraudulent documentation involving two transactions of R130,521 and R100 Rand 000 was deposited into the complainant’s bank details. Part of the respective amounts were allegedly transferred to his personal account at another bank.”
Nxumalo was subsequently fired and the matter reported to the Hawks Serious Com He was arrested in Middelburg, Mpumalanga by those in Mbombela on Sunday Hawks and released on R1,500 bail shortly after his first court appearance.
He is expected to appear in court again on June 21. More arrests are expected.
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