SA police thwart major tax fraud scam
Special police branch cracks crime gang
A major tax fraud gang has been disrupted following the arrest a number of
its members, following a joint investigation involving the
South African Revenue Service (SARS), the
SA Police’s specialist
branch and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).
The alleged leaders of the gang have been charged with an income tax scam in
which syndicate members exploited the identities of unemployed taxpayers to
commit tax fraud, taxnews.com reported.
‘By targeting the unemployed who were not registered for tax, the suspects
callously preyed on poor, vulnerable, unemployed people,’ the Scorpion unit,
SARS and the SIU said in a joint statement.