Prison sentence for theft under false pretences

The Tembisa Magistrate's Court sentenced 48-year-old Seabela Selelo Puleng to three years in prison for theft under false pretences.

Puleng was sentenced on March 26 this year.

She was found guilty on four counts of theft under false pretences.

According to the Tembisa North SAPS spokesperson, Constable Tebogo Sesing, the woman was found guilty and sentenced to three years in jail. She was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

“It was alleged that Puleng was moving around Tembisa and Kempton Park, robbing people of their money.

“It is believed she would promise people jobs. It is also alleged the woman claimed to be a member of the Tembisa Hospital’s staff.

“She lied to people about vacancies for clerks, cleaners and nurses at the hospital,” said Constable Sesing.

He added that three cases were opened at the Tembisa North SAPS and one was registered at the Kempton Park SAPS, all against her.

“She had robbed people of money by promising them employment. I wish to congratulate Sergeant Mabunda for the good work he has done.

“He left no stone unturned during the investigation of this case. The sentence will serve as a deterrent to those who are still planning to rob people,” he said.

Constable Sesing said the SAPS urges residents to not pay money for promised employment.

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