R Kelly in $1.5m fraud drama

South African woman says she deposited money to his account

R Kelly has been named in a fraud case, which saw over a million dollars deposited to the singer’s account by a South African woman.

Busiswe Zakwe, of Durban, South Africa, says she deposited $1.5 million dollars to Kelly’s bank account after convincing people to invest in a tour of South Africa by Kelly. When the singer did not come to South Africa, she reportedly absconded with the cash.

Police raided her office after receiving complaints that she had conned people out of $1, 300 each in 2005, reports perezhilton.com.

Police found a deposit slip which apparently proves the money went into R Kelly’s account. The say they confirmed the account does indeed belong to the rapper and now plan to question him about the whereabouts of the money.

In June, R Kelly was found not guilty of 14 counts of videotaping, producing or soliciting child pornography. If he had been convicted, he could have faced up to 15 years in prison.

–By our New York staff.

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