Pronel: former payroll manager gets five years for theft of R544?000

2011-06-28 00:00

SAMANTHA Rajpaul (28), the former payroll manager for Pronel Personnel Consultants in Pietermaritzburg, has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment, of which three years was conditionally suspended, for theft of R544 000.

Regional court magistrate Rose Mogwera further ordered that Rajpaul must serve at least three years of her jail sentence before she can be considered for parole.

Bridget Jones, managing director of Pronel, welcomed the sentence and said, “Justice has been served and the system proved that crime does not pay.

“Far too many business pepole do not take action against employees who are accused of theft or fraud because their view on our current judicial system has become so jaded. This magistrate has proved the community wrong.”

Jones expressed gratitude for the hard work done by the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Frans Bezuidenhout, whose efforts “went beyond the call of duty”, she said.

According to evidence at the trial, Rajpaul spent her ill-gotten gains on luxury goods, air tickets and accommodation.

The theft was discovered in 2008.

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