A WOMAN has been accused of defrauding Eskom of about R14,7 million while she was employed as a senior buyer in Mpumalanga.
The 42-year-old faces charges of theft, fraud and money laundering alongside four other suspects.
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Mpumalanga Hawks spokeswoman Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said her arrest follows an intensive investigation conducted by the power utility's forensic investigators concerning money stolen from Eskom.
She said after they uncovered the fraud, a case was opened and referred to the Middelburg-based Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for further exploration.
Investigations, according to Sekgotodi, revealed that on April 2013, the woman who was employed by Eskom at Arnot Power Station as a senior buyer and allegedly colluded with her accomplices, a director of a company.
"When the woman appeared in court on Friday, 17 March her case was postponed to Wednesday, 22 March 2023 for possible bail application where she will be joined by the other four suspects," Sekgotodi said.