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Accused briefly appears in court for UIF TERS fraud

WESTERN CAPE – Debbie Braun (55) was today arrested by the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation unit after she handed herself over to the unit.

Uninterruptedly, Braun briefly appeared at the Cape Town Magistrate Court on a charge of fraud and alternatively theft.

The accused was released on warning with stringent conditions.

It is reported that Braun, allegedly claimed UIF Covid-19 temporary Employers and Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) fund money for an employee who worked for her.

Braun, successfully claimed for five months from the Department of Labour, three months were paid over to her employee and the remaining two months were used for her personal gain. The accused defrauded the Department of labour of over R17 000-00.

The matter has been remanded to the 21 June 2022 for legal representative.

Source: South African Police Service

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