Worker in court over Lotto theft

2011-06-08 07:42

A former employee of Gidani, the national lottery operator, appeared in court for fraud and theft yesterday after she allegedly stole the company’s petty cash, The Star reported today.

Tamara Joseph, 32, applied for bail at the Midrand Magistrate’s Court. She was arrested after she allegedly stole R754 000 of Gidani’s money and transferred it to numerous accounts under her name.

The docket alleges Joseph was using the money to build a house, but police said they were still investigating and more information could come to light.

She was released on R5000 bail. The matter was postponed to next month.

Joseph was Gidani’s financial controller before she lost her job.

Last month, M-Net programme, Carte Blanche, reported a story about another Gidani employee who had allegedly managed to steal R250 000 in lottery winnings by falsifying tickets.

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