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The bank consultant was arrested for alleged theft more than R1m from the client's account



When he was a client in Musa, Limpopo was blackmailed more than R1m, Hawks plunged into one of the bank's consultants.

The Hawks criminal investigation unit arrested a 47-year-old woman on Tuesday.

"The consultant … allegedly attacked the client's bank account at the beginning of this month and fraudulently transferred the money to other fictitious accounts where her fellow syndicate members allegedly made the withdrawal," said Hawks spokeswoman Matimba Maluleke.

"The hawk survey has so far revealed that the consultant allegedly approved replicated bank cards with a valid PIN code on the victim's account to allow looting to appear as if they were the client's transactions," added Maluleke.

Maluleke said the woman is likely to face charges of fraud, money laundering, and violation of the Electronic Communications Act and Transactions Act.

He said further investigations can not be ruled out as investigations continue.

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