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Court issues bench warrant for woman

Nanise Loanakadavu
Friday, January 04, 2013

A WOMAN who failed to appear in court on charges of theft yesterday has been issued a bench warrant.

Melita Adi Sokomuri of Naibuluvatu settlement in Kalabu was charged with four counts of theft and failed to appear before Magistrate Alipate Mataitini.

Police prosecutor Caroline Fisher said Ms Sokomuri stole more than $700 from the complainant Theresa Yee-Chief a businesswomen on four occasions between January 23 to February 10, 2012.

She said in the first occasion, the accused stole $200, $100 on the second and fourth occasion and $300 on the fourth occasion while working as a cleaner.

She said Ms Sokomuri was working for Ms Yee-Chief who ran a medical centre in Rewa St when the incident occurred last year.

In court, Ms Fisher explained that they could not locate Ms Sokomuri at the address given on her records.

Therefore, Mr Mataitini ordered a bench warrant to be issued for Ms Sokomuri

The case has been adjourned to February 22.