Arrested Kevin Prins (47) on Wednesday, 7 June 2023 on fraud, forgery, uttering and money laundering charges

Kimberley Serious Corruption Investigation members arrested Kevin Prins (47) on Wednesday, 7 June 2023 on fraud, forgery, uttering and money laundering charges. The accused, a former Department of Justice and Constitutional Development employee based at Prieska is alleged to have defrauded the Department an amount of R94 515.  The Department appointed forensic auditors in 2015 to audit finances at Prieska Magistrate Court.  Auditors uncovered a deficit in witness fees and other related fees. Accusations are that the accused person received payments from people who were found guilty and ordered to pay fines by the court. He then issued them with fraudulent receipts with the aim of concealing the money received. Upon discovery that fines were not paid, the court issued letters of demand to said group of people, only for them to produce fraudulent receipts issued by Kevin Prins.  Kevin Prins made a brief appearance at Prieska Magistrate Court on the same day of arrest and he was granted bail of R5000. The case was postponed to Monday, 17 July 2023, for accused to seek legal representation. 

Journalist: Phumla Matole
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