The Hawks have arrested a director of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Atlantis in the Western Cape who allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of money in Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) funds.
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According to Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani, the director allegedly claimed TERS funds from the Department of Labour on behalf of 36 employees who were working for him during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is alleged the money claimed never reached the pockets of the workers but was instead used for his own benefit.
The 44-year-old man will be spending the weekend behind bars and will appear in the Atlantis Magistrate’s court on Monday on charges of fraud.
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