After being arrested for allegedly cheating her company of R4 million, a First National Bank (FNB) manager in Joburg was freed on R10,000 bond. Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, a Gauteng spokeswoman for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), said Zandile Sibiya was freed on bail by the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.
"It is alleged that between September 2019 and August 2021, Zandile Sibiya, 39, of Newtown's First National Bank, unlawfully processed the foreign payments via International Banking Centre System transactions and deposited roughly R4 million into her bank account," Mulamu said. Sibiya, who lives in Ormonde, surrendered to police on Tuesday escorted by her legal representation, and the Hawks investigation team convicted her of fraud.
Maluma claimed that on the same day, she appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court and was freed on bond with no restrictions. The matter has been rescheduled for January 18 for docket disclosure. Mortimer Wright, 62, and his wife, Melanie, 53, were detained last week in Pretoria by the Hawks' severe commercial crime investigation team on allegations of fraud, forgery, and uttering, as well as breach of the Tax Administration Act.
According to Maluma, the pair allegedly filed bogus tax bills to SARS (SA Revenue Service) between 2013 and 2016, and roughly R700 000 was paid into their joint bank account. The research team was able to locate the pair at a private hospital in Kathu, Northern Cape, where Melanie Wright was working as a doctor. The pair were captured and later prosecuted. Mulamu stated that the pair showed up in the Kathu Regional Court on the day of their arrest and were warned to appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on January 24.
Working with money can be very tempting, which is one of the reasons why banks should try to hire people who have a big sense of justice because those people can not be easily tempted. Greed is a very dangerous and nasty thing a person can ever have, Sibiya was already working at the bank getting a good pay but temptations ended up costing her a lot of things. Please let us know what you think about this case on the comments, also like and share this article.
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