Woman jailed for six years for embezzling from One&Only

2015-06-19 10:36

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Cape Town - A woman who had hoped to have multiple fraud charges against her withdrawn on Thursday was instead jailed for six years for embezzling from the One&Only hotel group.

Janine Rix, 39, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, where she pleaded guilty to 60 counts of fraud involving R1.2m between January 2011 and November 2012.

Both defence attorney Noorudien Hassen and the prosecutor Simon Leope had agreed to an effective four-year prison sentence.

However, the magistrate ruled that the matter was far too serious for a suspended prison sentence to even be considered, and instead jailed Rix for six years, with nothing suspended.

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