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Former cash depot employee sentenced for theft
2022/08/05

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
(HAWKS)

 

KWAZULU-NATAL – On Thursday 4 August 2022, Newcastle Regional Court convicted and sentenced Zanele Hlophe (33) to six years direct imprisonment for theft. 

In May last year Hlophe stole R2 million cash from Fidelity cash depot in Newcastle. She fled the scene in her private vehicle and she was intercepted by Hawks members as well as Newcastle K9 unit at Mooi River toll plaza few hours later. She was questioned and the stolen cash was recovered from the truck driver she gave it to.

Hlophe was arrested and charged with theft. She appeared in court several times until she was sentenced yesterday.   
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