Couple accused of fraud out on bail

Couple accused of fraud out on bail

A couple arrested on allegations of fraud has been granted bail by a Durban court.

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Forty-year-old Riaz Rasool and his 39-year-old wife Emmashnie - are accused of defrauding a man of R12 million four years ago.

KZN Hawks spokesperson, Simphiwe Mhlongo says the pair conned the victim into funding their business. 

They also apparently promised huge benefits from a multi-million rand tender they claimed to have won from eThekwini Municipality.

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"The purported as if they received a tender from eThekwini Municipality and they need their business to be funded in order to start work."

"However, it was later discovered that the information was false as a result; a case of fraud was reported to the police."

The Durban Commercial Crimes Court granted them bail of R5 000 each. They are expected back in court in April.

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