education blackboard thumb medium80 92Fin24 reports that a former Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) teacher from Oudtshoorn has appeared in court for allegedly inflating the number of registered students she taught in order to gain financial benefits from the Western Cape department of education.  

Tamsyn Dorothy allegedly registered "ghost learners", thereby managing to rake up a total of R946,538, regional Hawks spokesperson Captain Philane Nkwalase indicated.  The 42-year-old made a brief appearance in the Oudtshoorn Magistrate's Court last Monday on fraud charges, following her arrest on the same day.  She was released on R2,500 bail and is expected to return to the dock on 6 September.  Dorothy, who worked as a teacher and manager at different learning centres around Oudtshoorn, is alleged to have registered a substantial number of "ghost learners" between January 2010 and May 2013.

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