High-tech fraudsters sentenced after stealing almost R2m from metro

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A decade after a syndicate of high-tech computer hackers made away with close to R2m from the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, the case finally drew to a close this week as four of the members were sentenced to between 10 and 15 years in jail.

Four of the syndicate’s members were sentenced in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Monday following a six-year court battle which started in 2013, although the money was stolen in 2009...

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