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A 46-YEAR-OLD businesswoman who allegedly faked her own death to cash in on a R2million insurance policy has made a brief appearance in the Pinetown magistrate's court.
Lindi Petro was not asked to plead yesterday and the case was postponed to January 25 to allow police to continue with their investigations.
Petro was remanded .
It is alleged that she colluded with a department of home affairs official at the Pinetown office and with a local private mortuary owner to fake her death.
Petro allegedly cashed in on her life policy worth about R2million from Momentum Insurance. It is alleged she used her son to make the claim.
Police said a local intelligence operation had been following the woman for some time.
Spokesperson Solomon Mbhele said there were a number of other cases against Petro that still needed to be followed up on.
Mbhele said she was charged with fraud. He said more charges might be added when she goes back to court.
"She will be allowed to lodge a bail application when she reappears, but we will definitely oppose it."
He said more people were expected to be arrested soon, including home affairs officials and owners of the private mortuaries who had been involved in the syndicate allegedly led by the suspect.
Police are still looking for the woman's son.