South Africa 3.3.2016 07:57 am

DA councillor’s wife to appear for theft

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Greyling is accused of stealing R880,150.23 from her clients’ rental accounts between 2013 and 2014.

A former estate agent and wife of a DA councillor is expected to appear in Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday for sentencing proceedings which relate to close to R900,000 theft.

Forty-three-year old Yvette Greyling, the founder and manager of Just Letting in Uitenhage, previously pleaded guilty to the charges against her.

Her husband, Francois, is a DA councillor for the Despatch area.

Greyling is accused of stealing R880,150.23 from her clients’ rental accounts between 2013 and 2014.

Greyling’s guilty plea indicated that she was not entitled to act as an estate agent as fidelity fund certificates were not issued to her since January 2014.

The plea further indicated that during 2013 and 2014 the business was experiencing cash flow problems.

“I started to transfer funds from the ‘deposit’ trust account to the other accounts of [Just Letting] in order to pay over rentals and other debts,” she stated in her plea.

In her plea it stated that Greyling was the only person with access to the bank accounts and the only person who could effect inter-account transfers.

In November 2014, the Just Property Group took over the administration of Just Letting in Uitenhage. After the take-over, an investigation was done and a shortage of R880,150.23 was found in the deposit trust account.

– African News Agency (ANA)

 

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