Tebogo Millicent Molala (34) and Mokhachani John Mtabini (46) appeared in the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 18 February 2021 for alleged fraud.
It is alleged that between the period 2015 and 2019, Molala who is a bank consultant at Bela Bela branch allegedly stole over R1.7 million from three different accounts belonging to the bank’s clients and transferred it into her accomplice’s bank account, Mtabini who is a security guard.
It is further reported that the accused and her accomplice shared the stolen money.
The bank became aware of these fraudulent activities after the clients went to enquire about unauthorized transactions. It was then discovered that R1 200 000.00 was stolen from the first client while R369 744.34 and R200 000.00 were stolen from other two clients.
Three cases of fraud were opened and transferred to the Hawk’s Serious Commercial Crime investigation in 2018 and 2019.
Molala and Mtabini were each granted R1000 bail and their cases were postponed to 8 March 2021.