The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation has launched a search for a woman accused of fraud worth R500 million.

The case involves former Trudon IT Manager Adriaan Van Vuuren‚ who is accused of defrauding Telkom subsidiary Trudon of R500 million.

“It is alleged that between 2007 and 2016‚ Van Vuuren fraudulently created invoices to pay a supplier for IT services required by Trudon on behalf of Telkom. Trudon transferred funds into Bites Bee Holding and The Corporate Choice’s account owned by his accomplice‚ Sonya Joubert who also benefited from the alleged fraud‚” the elite police unit said in a statement.

The Hawks said media reports suggested that Joubert had fled to New Zealand.

-Anyone with information regarding Joubert’s whereabouts can contact the investigation officers‚ Warrant Officer Jonathan Makhado on 071 481 3603 and Lieutenant Colonel Mandla Mbatha on 082 781 3207.