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2023/02/28      |  Written By:  Captain S Tselanyane   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 28 February 2023 - A former cashier at Waterfall Tombstone in Rustenburg, was on Thursday, 23 February 2023, sentenced to two years imprisonment which was wholly suspended for two years by the Rustenburg Regional Court.

The sentence emanated from a case in which Mpho Moyo (47) defrauded and stole from the company. Moyo who pleaded guilty, was employed as a cashier, and among others, responsible for receiving tombstones payments from the clients.  According to evidence presented in court, the convict manipulated the company invoice in 2016, by falsifying the figures on the invoices to mislead the company for her personal gain. As a result, the company suffered a loss of R170 000.00.

The matter was reported to the police in September 2016 and the docket was taken by the Provincial Commercial Crime Unit for investigation which led to the conviction.

Upon being sentenced, the court further ordered her to repay the money back with monthly payments of R10 000.00 until the whole amount is fully paid.