A 46 year-old woman in South Africa has allegedly defrauded people out of an estimated $1.5 million.
However, the woman, Busiswe Zakwe, says she deposited the money into the bank account of singer R. Kelly.
Yes, R. Kelly is somehow involved with the whole ordeal.
Local police did confirm that they have a bank deposit slip which shows the money was put into the rappers' US bank account.
Officers say that now after confirming the authenticity of the account, they will be questioning R. Kelly about the money.
As for Zakwe, she's expected to plead guilty to 44 counts of fraud in the Durban Regional Court next month.
The reason for so many counts of fraud?
Turns out back in 2005 she allegedly conned several people into investing about $1,300 each, promising them that when R. Kelly toured South Africa, they would all benefit from ticket sales.
However, police officers say, “R Kelly didn’t come and she [allegedly] ran away with their money." Which has left police wondering why Zakwe deposited the money into R. Kelly's account, and what happened to the money.
Officers did add, “At this stage, we do not know if the money was returned to her."
As for the police, they've only been able to recover about $200k from Zakwe since her arrest.
The police were finally able to catch her after she was on the run for several months, they say.
Reports are that Zakwe and her deceased husband had used their company, BPJR Financial Institution, as the headquarters for their schemes.
Police were able to locate and raid her business after several complaints were made that she had used R. Kelly's name to allegedly con investors.
We wonder what R. Kelly's people will have to say about this and the money that landed in his bank account!