Teacher guilty of fraud

2010-11-12 00:00

A LOCAL school teacher was sentenced to three years in prison or a R6 000 fine after being found guilty of fraud by the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

On December 7 last year, Precious Khanyisile Miya (37), a teacher at Gamalakhe Primary School, submitted a Sanlam claim for a policy she took out on the life of her domestic worker’s son whom she had never seen.

During an investigation it was discovered that the registration of death form was false and that the deceased had passed away a year earlier than stated.

Miya had taken a policy for a person who had already died.

In July, Miya’s sister-in-law, Daphne Miya, was convicted of the same offence after she had falsified a death certificate on a life policy in the name of the same person

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