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Woman allegedly defrauded employer of R4 million, even awarded herself a salary increase

Nov 24, 2017
Woman allegedly defrauded employer of R4 million, even awarded herself a salary increase

A 51-year-old man, Riaan Sharp, and his ex-wife, 44-year-old, Lindy Johanna Sharp, are again expected to appear before the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes on the 13th of December on charges relating to fraud amounting to over R4 million.

"It is alleged that while Lindy Sharp was employed as a bookkeeper at an electronics company in Port Elizabeth, she channelled creditor’s payments from the business’s account into her personal bank account," described police spokepserson, Captain Anelisa Feni.

"She is also accused of awarding herself a substantial salary increase and bonus without the knowledge of the company’s director. 

"It is alleged that two bank accounts were used opened under Riaan Sharp’s name."

The case was postponed to December when the two appeared before the court last week Friday, the 17th of November.

"Riaan Sharp received a R2 000 bail while Lindy Sharp remains in custody as she is serving a prison sentence for another fraud case," said Captain Feni.