Accountant appears for stealing orphans' money

2014-06-17 20:16

Cape Town - An accountant, who allegedly stole money intended for orphans and other vulnerable children, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Allan Mark Leaser, 47, was not asked to plead to 55 counts of fraud and theft, involving R986 651, when he appeared before Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg.

Prosecutor Jannie Knipe told the court the case was likely to take the form of a plea-bargain, and that negotiations for an appropriate sentence were “still on the table”.

Leaser was a financial manager of the Vana Vetu programme, initiated by the Anglican Aids and Healthcare Trust, from December 2009 to May 2011.

He was charged with theft after he allegedly diverted donations, intended for orphans and other vulnerable children, into his personal bank account.

Leaser was employed as an accountant with MMW Trucking CC, and was supposed to have paid VAT, Paye and UIF funds to the SA Revenue Service on his employer’s behalf.

Instead, between February 2008 and January 2011, he allegedly diverted the money into his private bank account, and that was why he was charged with fraud.

He was warned to appear in court again on 18 July.


  • Dennis van Aarde - 2014-06-17 20:35

    Tronk toe vir jou.kry jy nie skaam oor wat jy gedoen het sies man

      lacrimosewolf - 2014-06-17 21:34

      They must join that guy who dragged the dog and all convicted rapists. COMMUNITY SERVICE - taking the place of a laboratory animal.

      Rentia Button - 2014-06-18 12:11

      The sad thing is, this makes people wary to donate to any charity. Sies man, sleg mens!

  • Anthoula Joshua - 2014-06-17 20:49

    How low can you go. Stealing money from orphans!!!!! You can go and sit for life.

      Chez Kri - 2014-06-18 15:23

      None of us really knows what happens when we die but I can say one thing for sure; if there IS some sort of afterlife, there is no way that his time will be good. I just hope he pays in THIS life for what he has done. There is not much lower than stealing from poor and orphaned children.

  • Adv Goitseone Legoete - 2014-06-17 20:49

    Thats low dude. Low low low. Wish i could prosecute you my self. Damn thats low dumb ass.

  • Adv Goitseone Legoete - 2014-06-17 20:50


      AntikZa - 2014-06-17 21:40

      Exactly. Also stole from orphans, vulnerable children, the elderly, everybody. Right on

  • themba.nsele.71 - 2014-06-17 21:01

    Jail him, he hired by da like that prisoner

  • Happy Seretse - 2014-06-17 21:02

    Adv, what does Nkandla have to do with Accountant stealing??????

      AntikZa - 2014-06-17 21:41

      Really. Cant draw the parallels.

  • Clifford Ymcmb Juwakie - 2014-06-17 21:45

    He should be ashamed of himself, stealing for orphans!jack ass

  • Rob Tubbs - 2014-06-18 17:16

    Scum of the earth.....

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