EC Health Dept worker accused of forging matric results back in court in July

Lesedi Mothuse allegedly forged her matric certificate and is now facing a fraud charge to the tune of R1.7 million.

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CAPE TOWN - An Eastern Cape alleged fraudster is due back in court in July.

Lesedi Mothuse allegedly forged her matric certificate and is now facing a fraud charge to the tune of R1.7 million.

Mothuse appeared in the Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday.

The prosecution said Mothuse submitted the document to secure a job as a senior data capturer with the Eastern Cape health department back in 2011.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Luxolo Tyali said: “She submitted a fraudulent certificate claiming to have passed matric. She only resigned after the department received a tip off. She was arrested and released on R4,000 bail.”