‘Grasping’ girl stole R3m from two employers and ‘spent it on luxuries’


A 36-year-old girl has been sentenced to 9 years in jail for 233 counts of fraud, the Nationwide Prosecution Authority (NPA) mentioned on Tuesday.

Japanese Cape NPA spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani mentioned the sentence was handed down within the Port Elizabeth specialised business crime court docket.

In line with Ngcakani, Bridgette Wait was employed at TAG Yachts SA in St Francis Bay between August 2014 and August 2017, and stole “simply over R3m” from the corporate.

“Considered one of her administrative duties was to add collectors’ banking particulars on the corporate system for cost. Among the banking particulars she uploaded on the corporate system belonged to her,” mentioned Ngcakani.

“Consequently, between August 2014 and August 2017, TAG Yachts made 220 funds into her private financial institution accounts, which equate to only over R3m. As the results of the crime, the corporate was positioned below enterprise rescue on August 23 2017.”