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Jumbo stores cashier arrested for theft


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) 


EASTERN CAPE – The Mthatha based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation of the Hawks arrested Khululekani Koyana (33) the former cashier in Jumbo Cash and Carry on 29 May 2023 for charges of theft from the employee.

On February 2023, the management of Jumbo Cash and Carry lodged a complaint against Koyana alleging that when Koyana was employed as a cashier during March 2022 and October 2022, he unlawfully and intentionally created fraudulent credit notes which he redeemed for cash for his personal benefit. It is further alleged that he also used the manager’s card and password to authorise the fictitious transactions on the system without authority.

Investigations ensued and confirmed that Jumbo suffered a total prejudice of more R360 000-00. Koyana was arrested by the Hawks on 29 May 2023. He appeared in Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on the very same day. The matter is remanded to 70 June 2023.


Captain Yolisa Mgolodela
071 481 2429