The attorney had received the money for the child’s RAF claim but she seemingly fled when the parent started to demand it.
The man excitedly went to meet with a woman purporting to be his girlfriend but instead met up with a group of six people who swindled him.
The attorney has been struck off the roll by the Legal Practice Council for allegedly stealing funds from Road Accident Fund claimants.
A three-year-old child was left in a serious condition in the in the Bylsteel area, collision which left three people dead.
Doctor Tony Moodley was sentenced to community service and supervision – but no jail time – for fraud charges dating back to 2007.
A law firm that is linked to Justice Minister, Ronald Lamola was listed among 102 firms that defrauded the Road Accident Fund off R300m.
Striking funeral practitioners are holding a picket outside RAF offices demanding that the fund subsidise payments to embattled undertakers.
A cyclist who was rendered unable to work in 1998 when he was knocked down by a truck is yet to see the full RAF settlement of R1.2. million.
The RABS bill has long been suggested as an alternative to the Road Accident Fund, but has faced a great deal of scrutiny over several years.
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula said the appointment of Letsoalo will go a long way in placing the RAF on a stable footing.
With thousands of victims awaiting payments in compensation for their losses of income, the call has been made to unshackle the RAF.
After relief in March, drivers will again have to fork out more for fuel after the announcement of an increase during the Budget Speech.
The Road Accident Fund Levy and General Fuel Levy are among those that could be in Tito Mboweni’s sights, experts say.