The Walter Sisulu University student (WSU), who erroneously received just over R14 million from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), appeared briefly in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

She was arrested Tuesday morning by the Serious Commercial Crime unit after she was requested to hand herself over to the Hawks’ Eastern Cape Provincial office in East London.

It’s alleged that during June 2017, she illegally received the R14,1 million from the fund. She allegedly spent just over R810 000 of this amount on personal items over a period of three months before the anomaly was detected by the scheme.

She was released on a warning and she is expected to appear again on the 2nd of July.

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