Justice delivered: thieving tannies rapped for DHL fraud

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Justice delivered: thieving tannies rapped for DHL fraud

FREE TO READ | The mastermind of the theft of R9.2m gets 15 years in prison and her accomplice is placed under house arrest

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Two women accused of swindling courier company DHL out of more than R9.2m have been convicted on more than 100 counts of fraud – and even though one of them evaded police for months she managed to avoid a custodial sentence.

Yolande Faith Myburgh and Patricia Lincoln were sentenced in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court (SCCC) in Johannesburg towards the end of 2019, four years after it was discovered they had been skimming millions from DHL’s bank accounts.

The state’s indictment against them explained how Lincoln was employed by the courier as a creditor’s clerk at a Kempton Park branch, and between early 2011 and late 2015 repeatedly created fraudulent invoices for a company called YF Myburgh Consultants...

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