KZN fraudsters get suspended sentences

Pietermaritzburg - Two women who admitted to committing insurance fraud were given suspended jail sentences by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday.

Hlengiwe Nkosi, 50, a mother of three who earned R3 000 a month as a security guard, was given an eight-year suspended sentence.

She confessed to taking part in three incidents of fraud.

Her co-accused, Thembeni Nsele, 41, mother of four who earned R4 000 a month, was sentenced to four years suspended on one fraud charge.

The two are sole supporters of their families.

Acting Judge Sibusiso Mngomezulu said they were first offenders, their guilty pleas indicated remorse and a willingness to accept responsibility for their crimes, and they did not waste the court's time.

The women admitted that from 2010 to 2012 they wrongly used identity documents of living people or of people whose deaths were not reported to the home affairs department, to claim insurance money.

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Nin Ja Kitty 2014/08/06 03:23:50 PM
One can empathise that they are sole supporters to their families and do not earn a lot. But would the likes of us have got off so lightly.............. I rather doubt it.
Stephanes Heunis 2014/08/06 03:56:08 PM
Rieks 2014/08/06 08:31:02 PM
Surely having three and four children was their choice. Their responsibility is to realize that they should NOT have any children if they will not be able to support them! Maybe the government should rather spend some of the aids treatment money on sterilization of people of ALL the races who will never be able to afford to raise children properly. In the end it is the children that suffer most and who will never have a chance in life!!!
Anastasia Minsk 2014/08/06 09:50:05 PM
Bring back the sjambok or cane.. suspended sentence.. waste of time and tax money