Alleged fraudsters granted R10k bail

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gavelTWO Checkers employees who have been in police custody for a little more than two weeks on allegations of defrauding the store of more than R250000, were finally granted bail last Friday when they appeared in the Komani Magistrate’s Court.

The Rep reported (“Two employees arrested for alleged money fraud”, May 20) that Viwe Nkwintya, 31, and Judith Bopane, 32, were arrested after they were accused of keeping the money deposited by people at the Money Market for themselves.

Police spokesman captain Namhla Mdleleni said the duo were accused of pocketing around R261000.

She said the retail store had monitored Nkwintya and Bopane since November, resulting in their arrest late last month.

They appeared before the court on May 16 with the case postponed to May 23 for further investigation.

In a subsequent report (“Fraud accused to appear in court again today,” June 3) it was revealed Nkwintya and Bopane would appear again on June 3 for a formal bail application which was granted.

Mdleleni said the two received R10000 bail each.

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