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A prosthetist to appear for defrauding DoL’s Compensation Fund

by lloyd last modified 2012-05-24 02:29

24 May 2012

The trial of Peter Brian Viljoen (69), a prosthetist operating in Alberton, Gauteng accused of allegedly defrauding the Department of Labour’s (DoL) Compensation Fund (CF), will resume in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crime Court tomorrow (May 25). 

Viljoen is alleged to have defrauded the DoL’s Compensation Fund of more than R80 000. Viljoen is facing one count of fraud. He is alleged to have made a fraudulent claim from Compensation Fund, after claiming to have provided a prosthesis to a patient whereas the service was provided by a competitor.

He was arrested in October 2010. Viljoen has pleaded not guilty and is out on a warning.

When the trial resumes tomorrow, the defence is expected to continue with the cross-examination of a state witness Juliet Morgan. She is a former employee of Viljoen who left, and sought greener pastures by starting her own prosthesis practice.

During her last appearance on March 14, Morgan testified in Court that her work at Viljoen’s practice was restricted to handling files and performing various administrative matters. She said matters relating to claims and accounts were left to the discretion of Viljoen. She also denied accusations that she ‘stole’ Viljoen’s patients to start her own operation.

Issued by Department of Labour

 

Page Boikanyo

Departmental spokesperson

082 809 3195

 


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