Notorious fraudster awaits sentence after R5m fraud


A 34-year-old eMalahleni woman awaits sentencing after she pleaded guilty to R5m fraud, according to reports on Thursday.

Now Leandri Snyman awaits the eMalahleni Magistrates Court to hand down a sentence when she returns to the dock on 22 March 2017.

The woman was arrested by cops on 2 June 2015 and faced 22 counts of fraud, Caxton Media reported.

She worked as a payroll administrator for a company called Tedoc between August 2012 and May 2015 and during this time siphoned an amount of R5m to her bank account.

Snyman’s responsibilities at Tedoc included making payments to various creditors, maintaining union subscriptions, payments to SARS and the Metal Industries Benefit Fund (MIBFA).

According to reports, Snyman had access to the company’s two bank accounts – Standard Bank and First National Bank – and channelled money from these accounts to her own.

The court also found that:

– In June 2010, Snyman was found guilty of fraud by the Delmas Magistrates Court and was sentenced to five years, which was suspended for five years.

– In 2011, Snyman committed another crime in Tshwane, was found guilty for fraud and was sentenced to three years correctional services, seven years imprisonment which was suspended for five years.

She will be back on the Wednesday morning of 22 March next month for sentencing.

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(edited by MLM)

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