Women in court for R2 million fraud

By Drum Digital
01 April 2014

Two women go on trial on Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than R2 million.

Two women go on trial on Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than R2 million while working as clerk and shop assistant at a petrol station in Milnerton, Cape Town.

The clerk, Wilhelmina Burger, 58, and Sandra Nelson, 64, the shop assistant, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Tuesday, where magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg warned them to appear for trial on Wednesday.

According to the charge sheet, they worked at Van Zyl Motors, where both had access to the safe containing cash.

Prosecutor Simone Liedeman alleges they either manipulated the electronic spreadsheet system used for the daily bookkeeping reconciliations, or manipulated the amounts on the bank deposit slips. Both allegedly acted in common purpose.

Both face charges of fraud involving R2,066,244, with an alternative charge of theft by general deficiency. The alleged crimes were committed between 2007 and 2009.

-by Sapa

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