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handcuffsDaily News reports that a 23-year-old Durban woman, who works as a call centre agent, was arrested for fraud in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.  The woman apparently accompanied a foreigner who was applying for a passport to the Pietermaritzburg home affairs offices “a while ago”.  

She allowed her fingerprints to be used on the foreigner’s passport and was allegedly paid R1,000 for her “assistance”.  Cyril Mncwabe, home affairs manager in KwaZulu-Natal, said an employee of the department, who has since died, was involved in the fraud.  The agent later had problems when she went to do a transaction at a clothing store.  The ID photo under her particulars related to a different person and the store sent her to home affairs to rectify the problem.  “The department employee who assisted them in getting the passport would have been arrested too had she still been alive.  The foreign national will also be arrested if she is found,” Mncwabe indicated.  Last month, two home affairs employees from Richmond appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for fraud.  They were arrested by the Hawks for irregularly issuing late registration birth certificates and other sensitive documents from their office.

  • Read the full original of Chris Ndaliso’s report in the above regard at Daily News

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