The Westville jail.
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A Durban College of Expertise (DUT) official was sentenced to 6 years’ imprisonment within the Durban Business Crimes Court docket on Friday after she pleaded responsible to fraud and cash laundering.
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Based on Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Natasha Kara, alumni coordinator Ntombizandile Ndlovu took benefit of life and funeral insurance coverage the DUT provided to workers and their spouses.
“Regardless that she was single, Ndlovu claimed that her husband had died, utilizing the knowledge of an unknown man. The fraudulent declare paid out R850 592,” Kara stated.
“The insurance coverage firm, Momentum, launched an investigation after a number of suspicious claims have been lodged by the college, and Ndlovu’s fraudulent actions have been uncovered.
“Following the conviction and sentence of Ndlovu, the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the NPA obtained a confiscation order for the quantity of R500 000 towards her as this was the sum of money they present in her checking account.”
Kara stated a number of different workers members of DUT have since been arrested for submitting fraudulent claims. Some issues have been finalised whereas others have been pending.