Two Vanderbijlpark licensing officers were arrested for corruption, and four others were expected to hand themselves over to the police yesterday.
The two women were part of a six-member group who allegedly swindled a client out of his cash.
Four other employees were tipped off and fled before they could be arrested.
The two women were arrested at their workplace by the Gauteng department of community safety's anti-corruption unit.
Their arrests caused a stir when they were mobbed by photographers.
"We want to see who they are," shouted an onlooker.
One of the officers covered herself with a cap, while her alleged accomplice used a newspaper to avoid being photographed.
Jaylin Chetty, of the anti-corruption unit, said the six allegedly conned a customer out of R600. He said the man owed about R900 for his vehicle licence. After taking his money and issuing a fake receipt, they asked a supervisor to remove the customer from the system.