Woman stole R2m to buy doll's house items

2012-07-24 08:47

Cape Town - An Atlantis woman is facing charges of fraud to the tune of R2m - which she allegedly used to buy items for a doll’s house.

The Cape Argus reported than Julie Ann de Vigno, 50, allegedly defrauded her employer, a Milnerton cleaning company, to buy, amongst other things, doilies, brass umbrella stands, gold candlesticks and other personal items.

The goods she bought filled 32 pages.

Since her arrest last year, De Vigno had sold her house and paid back about R1.5m to her former employer.

The matter only went to court after De Vigno’s brother - who had agreed to help her repay the rest of the money - became unable to do this.

De Vigno wanted to settle the matter out of court.

The matter was postponed until the end of August.

  • lemz.mohlabe - 2012-07-24 09:13

    ja ne

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-24 09:17

      Dolls will be p!ssed when these items are are taken away to recover losses !

      Squeegee - 2012-07-24 09:43

      Zipper almost used R2 bil for a plane for his 'dolls'...

      procold2 - 2012-07-24 12:36

      shame, must be something really wrong in the top story

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-07-24 15:14

      When kids are small guys like cars and girls like dolls. When they grow up guys like dolls and girls like cars

  • poshm.mis - 2012-07-24 09:21

    50 years old and buying stuff for a doll house. Very strange.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-07-24 09:34

    Western Cape is giving Limpopo a good run for their money! Expect all weird sick stuff to come from the Cape; I’m sure I will see this douchebag soon on World’s Dumbest Fraudsters.

  • hayley.rahamim - 2012-07-24 09:36

    Try Lego next time.

      adam.ferreira3 - 2012-07-24 09:47

      wont be able to do much, have you seen the prices of lego lately?

  • jeremyjja - 2012-07-24 10:04

    Ai! Ai! Atlantis R2m for dolls! and here i think "motorsport" is expensive!

  • xoli.xuma - 2012-07-24 10:06

    crazy woman!!!

  • - 2012-07-24 11:10

    She needs help. Her effort to sell her house and pay back strengthens the fact that she indeed may be suffering from infantile delusions or something of a worse mental problem. I feel for her really.

  • lemz.mohlabe - 2012-07-24 11:24

    hobbie went too far

  • badballie - 2012-07-24 12:02

    I wonder if it is acceptable to use the "K" word to describe a white? if so she is definitely one.

      dee.980 - 2012-07-24 12:53

      Kleptomaniac? Kiddy-Stuff-Kinky? Koo-koo?

      Bless Boswell - 2012-07-25 08:39

      That's just plain stupid

  • somikazi.pita - 2012-07-24 12:08

    Shame the poor woman just need love. She's clearly suffering from some mental disease.

  • rianette.kemp - 2012-07-24 13:37

    "Atlantis is falling, sending out an sos"

  • venessa.venter - 2012-07-24 14:23


  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-25 08:42

    Maybe she imagined that this was her perfect house and one day it would become her home. Sometimes unhappy or delusional people have some very peculiar thoughts and ideas. At least she didn't eat anybody...

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