Hawks employee released on bail for falsifying her qualifications

A Hawks employee in Bellville, was released on bail on Wednesday on a charge of fraud

45-year-old Phelisa Lande, was arrested on Monday by the Hawks' Serious Commercial Investigation team in Bellville for falsifying her qualifications.

Hawks provincial spokesperson, Zinzi Hani said that the suspect applied for a position for a security official in the Hawks offices in Bellville in October 2021

‘’When she applied for the said position, the accused allegedly submitted a fraudulent matric certificate, which was one of the requirements for the post. As a result, the accused was appointed as a Security official in Bellville, Western Cape office where she occupied the post on the 01 April 2022. Upon noticing the suspicious certificate, The Hawks’ vetted the qualifications with the Department of Education.

‘’It was during this process that the allegation of fraud were discovered and further investigation revealed that the accused submitted the same qualification on her previous employment where she was employed as a security officer,’’ added Hani.

Lande was released on R1 000 bail and the case was postponed to 6 September 2022 for legal representation.


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