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Former Chatsworth hospital employee charged with theft of R250,000 dialysis machine

A Durban man has been arrested after allegedly stealing and selling a dialysis machine from a hospital in Chatsworth, writes SA Police Service/strong> in a media release.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said the former employee had committed the theft around midnight on 24 August. "He thereafter pawned the machine," Gwala said.

After being on the run for a month, the man was arrested in Shallcross in Chatsworth and further investigations led police to a property in the Umhlatuzana Township area, where they recovered the dialysis machine worth more than R250,000.

The machine will be returned to the hospital “in due course” and the man has appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court on charges of theft.

 

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