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Eight Year Jail Sentence for R2 Million Fraud

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On Monday at the Wolmaranstad Regional Court, Marietie van der Walt (54) was sentenced to eight (8) years direct imprisonment without an option of a fine for defrauding a large milling company of over R2 Million rand.

The accused was employed at the milling company in Leeudoringstad as a financial clerk and her responsibilities included receiving money and issuing receipts and invoices. A thorough investigation was conducted by the Hawks which revealed that between 2014 and 2015, she committed fraud by issuing fictitious credit notes and instead kept the money for herself.

The Provincial Head of the Hawks – Major General Linda Mbana welcomed the conviction and applauded the investigation team for their sterling work.