Accused sentenced to 11 years direct imprisonment for fraud

MPUMALANGA – Ntombikayise Liticia Khoza (38) was found guilty and sentenced by the Middelburg Regional Court on Thursday, 10 November 2022 to total of 11 years plus six months direct imprisonment for fraud.

In April 2012, information was reported at Hendrina SAPS about the suspect who was suspected to be in possession of skimming devices, counterfeit bank cards and interfering with the clients in Pullenshop. The police went to the identified place and found the suspect with the said items.

The case was opened at Hendrina SAPS and it was transferred to the Middelburg based Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for further probe.

During the investigation, it was established that the suspect was colluding with the bank teller who was employed by the bank during the commission of the offence where she skimmed the bank cards of the clients when assisting them. The suspect was arrested and charged.

The two accused were linked with the crime. During the trial, the first accused passed away in an accident. The court continued and sentenced Khoza to 11 years imprisonment and six months imprisonment for fraud




Source: South African Police Service