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Krejcir employee in court for R10m fraud

Forensic investigators inspect the scene where two people were killed when a bomb exploded at the Money Point premises in Bedfordview, which is owned by Radovan Krejcir. Picture: Dumisani Sibeko

Forensic investigators inspect the scene where two people were killed when a bomb exploded at the Money Point premises in Bedfordview, which is owned by Radovan Krejcir. Picture: Dumisani Sibeko

Published Nov 18, 2013

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Johannesburg - A manager at Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir's Money Point and a bank employee appeared in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Monday, the Hawks said.

Money Point business manager Ivan Savov would apply for bail on Tuesday, Captain Paul Ramaloko said.

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The bank employee was denied bail on Monday. The two face charges of fraud and money laundering after being arrested on Thursday.

Savov was arrested at the Money Point gold and diamond exchange's office in Bedfordview, on the East Rand.

On Tuesday, two people were killed in an explosion at the premises. The charges against the business manager and the bank worker were not related to the blast.

Ramaloko said the bank employee allegedly made an unauthorised transfer of R10 million from the bank account of security services company G4S. The money was allegedly transferred to an attorney's account before being moved into Savov's bank account.

“We believe this is part of a bigger syndicate,” Ramaloko said.

He could not disclose further details.

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Krejcir, who is opposing a bid by Czech authorities to have him extradited, believed the Money Point blast was an attempt on his life.

Earlier this year, a vehicle rigged with guns and operated by remote control fired on Krejcir at the same premises.

He reportedly said it was disgusting to suggest that he staged either of the attacks to help his bid for refugee status in South Africa.

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