ACC arrest former transport company employees on fraud

09 Jun 2016 13:20pm
WINDHOEK, 09 JUN (NAMPA) - Three Walvis Bay residents were arrested by the police investigators attached to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in connection with allegations of fraud and corruption at Wesbank Transport.
Former Wesbank Transport Operations Manager Gavilon Theodore Klazen, the company's former Administrative Controller Carl David Marx as well as Veronica Leonette Klazen, the wife of Gavilon were arrested for alleged fraud and corruption between 2008 and September 2011.
A media statement by the ACC issued Thursday has it that their Directorate of Investigation and Prosecution started an investigation into corruption and fraud, allegedly perpetrated at the cargo transport and logistics company during October 2011.
Allegations against the accused are that they wilfully and intentionally mislead their supervisors and made misrepresentation by manipulating the computer-based enterprise resource system and vehicle scheduling report system used by Wesbank Transport to defraud the company of more than five million dollars (N.dollars 5,968,716.28).
The trio appeared in the Swakopmund Regional Court between 06 and 08 June on a combined total of 444 charges of fraud, falsification of documents and money laundering in contravention of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act, Act 29 of 2004.
Klazen and his wife Veronica were granted bail of N.dollars 50 000 and N.dollars 30 000, respectively.
Another suspect in the case passed away and thus cannot be charged but was mentioned in the arraignment of the Prosecutor General (PG).
The last accused, Carl David Marx was granted bail of N.dollars 30 000.
Their case was postponed to 01 July 2016.
(NAMPA)
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