Casino conwoman gets 15 years

2013-06-14 13:27

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Durban - A woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for fraud and theft by the Durban Regional Court on Friday.

Nancy Shanelle Naidoo pleaded guilty to 29 charges, which included fraud, robbery, and extortion.

She stole cash and jewellery from people while performing good luck rituals at a casino.

In a statement read by her lawyer Hycenth Mlotshwa, Naidoo admitted to drugging elderly people and robbing them of cash and jewellery.

In one case, a woman was robbed of jewellery valued at R700 000.

She convinced the woman that she would perform a cleansing ceremony for her son and granddaughter, as their lives were in danger.

The woman's daughter had died in a car accident and Naidoo pressured the woman into giving her jewellery so she could be cleansed of ill-luck.

She also took payments of R118 000 from the same woman.

Naidoo committed the offences between 2007 and 2012.

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