TV presenter, husband in court for fraud

TV presenter, husband in court for fraud

kykNET TV presenter Henriëtte Marx, her husband Andries Marx and business partner Paul Mcintyre have been charged with dozens of counts of fraud, theft and money laundering.

TV presenter, husband in court for fraud

The trio appeared in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday.

They were released on R20 000 bail each.

They are accused of defrauding steel company Yellow Star Manufacturing of R32 million.

Andries Marx is facing 32 counts of theft, 120 counts of fraud and 3 counts of money laundering.

Henriëtte is facing 2 counts of acquisition of proceeds of unlawful activities and Mcintyre is facing 30 counts of theft, 92 counts of fraud and 2 counts of acquisition of proceeds of unlawful activities for defrauding and stealing.

Accused companies are DHM Traders (PTY) LTD, Tabgha Holdings (Pty), Arabica Productions (Pty) LTD, and Coffee Excellence (Pty) Ltd.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, Lumka Mahanjana, says some of the inflated invoices were invoices of tax, rates, water and electricity services from Emfuleni Municipality.

"It is alleged that from 2018 Andries Marx was employed as a Director at YSM, a company that casts and supplies large quantity of steel balls usually used in heavy industries like mines and crushers mills.

"During that time in April 2019 Andries employed Mcintyre as a Customer Liaison Officer and was reporting to him directly. It is further alleged that the two stole and defrauded YSM by replacing banking details of YSM in the invoices with that of companies belonging to Andries and his wife."

"It is alleged that the two would also inflate prices of services rendered to the company for the purpose of stealing the money," she added.

The matter was postponed to 31 January 2024 for disclosure of the docket.  


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