Atlantis man arrested for defrauding Labour Dept of TERS funds

It's understood that he claimed TERS funds from the Labour Department on behalf of 36 employees.

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CAPE TOWN - An Atlantis man who manages an NGO has been arrested by the Hawks.

He allegedly defrauded the COVID-19 Temporary Employer Relief Scheme.

The man was taken into custody on Thursday.

It's understood that he claimed TERS funds from the Labour Department on behalf of 36 employees.

He then apparently kept the money for himself.

"The 44-year-old suspect is spending the weekend behind bars and will appear in the Atlantis Magistrates Court on Monday 14 December and he will be facing charges of fraud."

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