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November 29, 2012
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SPORTS JOURNALIST ON FRAUD CHARGE

The former host of a popular televised sports programme has been arrested and charged by detectives at the Fraud Squad.

Information reaching our news desk is that the sports broadcaster was picked up after a report was made to them.

According to police reports, 62-year-old Cliff Williams, sales manager, employed to Stewart Motors, was arrested and charged with forgery on November 22.

It is reported that in March 2010, the Ministry of National Security reportedly had an auction and a request was sent to Stewart Motors for some motorbikes.

personal account

Our news team understands that a cheque was then allegedly sent from the ministry to Stewart Motors.

Investigation uncovered that Williams allegedly obtained the cheque and in turn lodged it to his personal account.

THE STAR was told that senior managers discovered the transaction was not materialising and asked Williams what became of the funds.

Our news team was told by sources at the Fraud Squad that Williams allegedly drafted another cheque with a fraudulent letter accompanying the document, claiming it to be issued by the ministry.

The Fraud Squad was subsequently summoned.

THE STAR was also told that Williams eventually returned the money to Stewart Motors. However, our news team learnt that the returned figure was allegedly borrowed by the accused from said company.

Williams is reportedly scheduled to face the court later this year.

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