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Nompilo Kunene
Senior online journalist
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15 Dec 2021
09:23

Ten years’ imprisonment for employee who defrauded Illovo Sugar

Nompilo Kunene

This week the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sentenced Saloshni Naidoo (41) to 10 years' imprisonment after she pleaded guilty to fraud amounting to R5.9 million.

This week the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sentenced Saloshni Naidoo (41) to 10 years’ imprisonment after she pleaded guilty to fraud amounting to R5.9 million.

Natasha Ramkisson-Kara, National Prosecuting Authority’s spokesperson, said Naidoo worked in the finance department of Illovo Sugar and stole the money over three years.

“She would divert the stolen monies into her bank account as well as that of a family member and a friend.

“She was found out after another employee reported her to management. In trying to recover the monies, the company was able to retrieve R2 million from her bank account and the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was granted an order to the value of R720 000,” said Ramkisson-Kara.

She said the NPA welcomes the sentence.