Cape Town – A bank consultant was reportedly arrested by Limpopo Hawks for allegedly stealing more than R36 million from a deceased client’s bank account.
Reports said that the former FNB consultant allegedly helped himself from the account of a client who had just died in a vehicle accident.
“It is alleged that on April 25, the suspect who was an FNB consultant at Makhado branch opened the profile of the client who had just died in a vehicle accident a day before without any authorisation.
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“It is further alleged that the suspect connived with his accomplice to open a new bank account and linked it to the deceased’s account and started spending all the money from the deceased’ account.” TimesLive quoted Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke as saying.
The suspect allegedly stole a total of R36 989 051 and used it to buy expensive cars and made a donation to a church, reported IOL.
reported that when the bank questioned the suspect about the illegal transactions, the suspect allegedly resigned and the bank opened a case of theft and subsequently closed the account, News24 reported.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe