Woman convicted of R200 000 fraud fails to show up for sentencing

JUNE 2, 2016

The HAWKS’ Commercial Crime unit in Port Elizabeth have appealed to the public for help in locating convicted fraudster, Madeleine Lombaard, who failed to appear in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court for sentencing.

"Lombaard, who also goes by the surnames of Bester or Kruger, was convicted after she pleaded guilty to defrauding a woman of R200 000. Lombaard masqueraded as a Financial Advisor and received the money from the victim under false pretense that she was going to invest the cash," said HAWKS spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda.

"Lombaard was subsequently arrested, she pleaded guilty and was released on bail pending her sentencing at the Port Elizabeth Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on 17 April 2014. The suspect absconded and a warrant for her arrest was issued."

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Madeleine Lombaard (Bester or Kruger), whose last verified address was in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, can contact the investigating officer Sergeant Siko on 041 4082614 or Colonel Horak at 082 779 7204.