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Former finance officer charged for R4 million theft


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)


GAUTENG - Cornelia Johanna Faasen (35) appeared at the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday, 14 December 2022 after handing herself over, following a warrant for her arrest that was issued on the very same day.

The appearance emanated after the Pretoria based Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime investigation discovered that the accused stole from a trust account. It is alleged that from March 2018, Faasen started to manipulate the system by adding her own banking details to beneficiaries’ accounts during payment authorizations where she was employed at the Fleet Chain Company as the finance officer handling payments.

The company was prejudiced an amount of more than R4 million and the inconsistencies were discovered in March 2021.  An internal investigation was conducted where a case was opened and assigned to the Hawks for further investigation.

The accused was released on R5000-00 bail and the case was postponed to 14 March 2023.


Warrant Officer Bonnie Nxumalo
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