Five appear in court for licensing scam
By Kim Saulse
19 November 2009
Five people appeared in court today for issuing fraudulent licences.
The five- four traffic officials and the owner of a driving school, were linked to 106 fraudulently issued learner licences through fingerprints.
“Initially the case was struck off the roll after the safe that contained exhibits relevant to the case were stolen from the Stellenbosch detectives offices. The department of transport then requested the reinvestigation which led to the suspects being linked by their fingerprints,” said police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk.
The case has been postponed to December 4.
The five have been charged with fraud, defeating the ends of justice and racketeering.
They are out on R1000 bail each.