Ministry of Finance official arrested for alleged fraud

26 Sep 2018 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 26 SEP (NAMPA) – A chief accountant in the Ministry of Finance was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly fraudulently supplying a Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) card to a woman who is not employed by government.
Jacque Coetzee was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday along with his accomplice, Rosa Beukes.
A statement issued by the ACC on Wednesday said Coetzee registered Beukes on the PSEMAS system as a government employee although she is not employed in the public service.
It said Beukes allegedly used the card at various doctors’ practices, hospitals and pharmacies between 2015 and 2017 for benefits totalling N.dollars 138 000.
ACC Director General Paulus Noa on Wednesday warned that the commission will act against anyone suspected of offering or accepting corrupt offers.
“We are no longer going to leave out anyone as we have now started a system of rounding up everybody,” said Noa.
Coetzee and Beukes appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and the case was remanded to 07 December 2018 for further investigation.
They were granted bail of N.dollars 10 000 each.