A woman from the Eastern Cape is charged with fraud for allegedly filing a false claim of R 700,000 with the Road Accident Fund (RAF).
Marlene Pietersen, 42, allegedly has the claim Filed on her behalf husband who died after falling from a bridge. She was arrested Tuesday by the Hawks’ white-collar crime investigation team.
Capt Yolisa Mgolodela, spokeswoman for the management, said Pietersen alleged her husband was killed in a car accident about seven years ago. She appeared before the New Law Court of Gqeberha.
“On April 24, 2018, Pietersen allegedly filed a false claim for the Road Accident Fund on behalf of her husband Niklaas Gallant, who died after falling from the bridge claimed he was killed in a car accident in Joubertina on July 7, 2014, “said Mgolodela.
” The RAF discovered inconsistencies and then filed a complaint with the Hawks that resulted in Pietersen’s arrest culminated on October 5, 2021. The RAF was saved from a possible prejudice of 700,000 ren. Pietersen was released after warning and ordered to go to court today, October 6, 2021. “