Businessman busted for alleged tender scam worth R186 million

Businessman busted for alleged tender scam worth R186 million

A 43-year-old man from Gauteng appeared before the specialised commercial crimes on Tuesday to face charges of fraud, theft and forgery.

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Briefly.co.za learned that Kapai Pierre Petersen had allegedly tempted potential investors to buy into his company using fake invoices and forged tender documents.

“ALCARI 805cc and 605 Consulting were allegedly presented with fraudulent invoices by Petersen allegedly for funding to purchase equipment orders for hardware and internet surveillance as per National Health Laboratories Services (NHLS) requirement in 2016,” said a statement by police spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu.

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“ALCARI 805cc allegedly suffered a loss of about R12.5m, 605 consulting lost about R60m in the process and NHLS lost about R114m on fraudulent documents submitted by Blue Future Internet Surveillance.”

Peterson was first noticed by the Hawks in April 2019. He was arrested on the 3rd of February after returning from the Democratic Republic of the Congo according to timeslive.co.za.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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