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11K theft allegation

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, January 19, 2013

A FORMER court clerk has appeared in court for allegedly stealing more than $11,000 from the Sigatoka Court registry office.

Charged with one count of larceny by servant, Josefa Namisi appeared before Magistrate Siromi Dokonivalu Turaga at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court.

According to the court, Mr Namisi is alleged to have misappropriated a total of $11,088.53 in court funds.

The court heard these funds were received by the court registry from people who paid fines and maintenance and court fees.

Mr Namisi is alleged to have committed the crimes between January 2007 to January 2008.

Mr Namisi denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Meanwhile, appearing for the State West Divisional Police Prosecutor ASP Anil Prasad called on six witnesses to testify.

ASP Prasad said the six witnesses relayed evidence against Namisi.

The case has been adjourned to February 6.


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