Health worker in fraud scam

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so­cial events are not re­cov­ery friendly be­cause there is a con­stant pres­ence of al­co­hol and drugs, we want some­thing dif­fer­ent and sup­port­ive of those try­ing to re­cover,” she said.

Budd said the walk was an op­por­tu­nity for any­one af­fected by, or in sup­port of, re­cov­ery from ad­dic­tion and men­tal health to join in.

T-shirts will be sold at the meet­ing venue for R100, and par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to pur­chase them in sup­port of the cam­paign. – Staff Reporter A DE­PART­MENT of Health worker, who was in charge of is­su­ing bur­saries to stu­dents, has been sen­tenced at the Kim­ber­ley Mag­is­trate’s Court af­ter she was found guilty of run­ning a scam that saw her pocket R80 000.

Hawks Cap­tain Phi­lani Nk­walase said Lindiwe Cyn­thia Nqumashe, 44 pleaded to charges of fraud and money laun­der­ing.

She was fined R50 000 with an al­ter­na­tive of six years’ im­pris­on­ment for all five counts of fraud. The Hawks said R20 000 of the fine was payable im­me­di­ately, while the bal­ance would be paid in monthly in­stal­ments of R1 500 a month. – ANA

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