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Banking consultant arrested for possible theft more than R1m from the client's account



When a customer in Musin, Limpopo was offended for more than R1m, the Hawks beat one of the bank's advisers.

The Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit detained a 47-year-old woman on Tuesday.

"The consultant … probably at the beginning of this month invaded the client's bank account and fraudulently transferred the money to various fake accounts, where the members of her colleague syndicate would probably withdraw," said Hawks representative Matimba Maluleke.

"The Hawks' investigation has so far revealed that a consultant may have approved a recurring bank card with a valid PIN code in the victim's account to allow the plunder to appear as a customer transaction," Maluleke added.

Maluleke said that a woman might have to pay for fraud, money laundering and violations of the Electronic Communications and Business Law.

He said that further arrest cannot be ruled out as investigations continue.

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