Two police officers stationed at Morebeng SAPS have been arrested on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding a local informal betting ring commonly known as Fafi through illegal spot fines.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said the officers who are both aged 37, and attached to crime prevention allegedly arrested the complainant on different occasions for reportedly operating (mo-china).
The cops issued spot fines payable to them as admission of guilt and they would issue a receipt on each occasion.
He said the complainant alerted the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime Investigation team after he suspected that the money could have been lining up the officers pockets instead of being registered at the station.
The Hawks investigation revealed that the amounts that were recorded in the admission of guilt register between June and August 2019 did not correspond with the ones on the complainant’s receipts.
The Sergeant and a Constable were arrested at their workplace and are expected to appear at the Morebeng Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, to face fraud charges.