Two accused Hugo Christiaan Le Roux (41) and accomplice Rochelle Edith Du Plessis Bekker (35) appeared before the Komatipoort Magistrate Court shortly after they were arrested on a warrant by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Investigation Nelspruit on Wednesday.
It is alleged that between 2015 and 2018 Le Roux, who was the Manager of Izusa Carriers in Komatipoort colluded with Du Plessis Bekker, who was the owner of HLR Contracting (Pty) Ltd for transport services to clients of Izusa Carriers.
Both accused issued tax invoices to these existing clients with higher rates for transport services indicating a deficit to Izusa Carriers and took the differences on the higher rates.
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The money was paid into the HLR Contracting bank account and the differences paid into the accused’s’ personal accounts prejudicing Izusa Carriers R 1.9 million.
Both accused are facing more than 500 charges of theft, fraud and money laundering.
The accused were granted R 10 000 bail each and the case is postponed to 20 November 2020.