WATCH: Former KZN municipal became emotional after being granted bail on fraud charge


A 49-year-old woman was granted R50 000 bail in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on charges of corruption.

A former Newcastle municipality worker who is accused of being involved in fraud of over R3m has been granted a bail of R50,000.

On Thursday, Dedre Van Rooyen (49) came before the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

It is reported that from 2012, Van Rooyen who had access to the payroll system, siphoned money from people who are on the verge of retiring, by tampering with their bank details.

“The state’s case is that she manipulated the payroll system to benefit by an amount of R3,044,850. The state alleges that she would put in her personal banking details to substitute other employees,” said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Kara.

According to court documents, the 88 transactions she made began from February 2012, with the last transaction taking place in June this year.

By December 1, the natter will be brought back to court.

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