“The suspects… were submitting false claims with regard to motor accidents that actually never happened,” said Brigadier Marinda Mills.
Fifteen men and seven women were arrested on Thursday in Uitenhage, Kwanobuhle and Despatch after Road Accident Fund managers became suspicious and alerted the police.
No money had been paid out by the fund yet.
Each claim was to the value of between R30 000 and R40 000, Mills said.
The group are expected to appear before the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of fraud.