TWO men allegedly involved in a bus ticketing scam appeared in court again on Wednesday.
Josaia Bainivalu and Kinivuwai Lenati appeared before magistrate Margaret Mua. Mr Lenati was released on bail while Bainivalu was further remanded in custody.
The men are alleged to have falsified bus ticket payment vouchers and tickets.
Mr Lenati denied two counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception while Mr Bainivalu pleaded guilty to six counts of falsification of documents. The men are jointly charged with obtaining financial advantage by deception.
The court heard that between April 11 and August 17 last year, Mr Bainivalu falsified 14 bus tickets payment vouchers amounting to $28,800, the payment of which was to be made to Mr Lenati.
Between February 4 and July 16 this year, Mr Bainivalu again prepared 21 payment vouchers and tickets amounting to $30,595 to be paid to Mr Lenati.
On the obtaining financial advantages, it's alleged the men obtained money from the drawing account of the Education Ministry's permanent secretary, fully aware they were not eligible for such payments.
Mr Lenati has been ordered to report to the Valelevu Police Station every Friday.
Police prosecutor Corporal Apenisa Keresoni was informed by Mrs Mua to separate the summary of facts after Mr Bainivalu pleaded guilty.
The matter has been adjourned to November 11.