Fiji Time: 9:48 PM on Thursday 2 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

9 months in jail for thief

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, January 18, 2014

A NABUA man has been jailed for nine months by magistrate Chaitaniya Lakshman for stealing about $1590 worth of Pure Fiji products from the company's Vatuwaqa factory.

Viliame Tawake, 35, while employed by Pure Fiji as a member of its maintenance staff, stole 60 pieces of 12-ounce hydrating lotions and 34 pieces of 12-ounce exotic oils.

Prosecutor Corporal Viliame Duguivalu told the court the incidents occurred between January 1 and April 4, 2012.

Tawake stole the Pure Fiji products from the storeroom and hid them in his pockets and boots. He then gave them to his wife to sell.

In handing down sentence, Mr Lakshman considered that Tawake was the sole breadwinner for his wife and four children.

However, he said despite three previous offences, Tawake seemed like he had not learnt his lesson.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.930156.9301
GBP 0.30830.3003
EUR 0.43600.4240
CNY 3.01002.9100
NZD 0.72180.6888
AUD 0.63330.6083
USD 0.48420.4672

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 2nd July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Lal remains in exile
  2. 'Please do not give'
  3. Lucky escape
  4. 100,000 to benefit
  5. Dancers bring joy
  6. Ministry warns schools against zoning breach
  7. Bainimarama: People need more time
  8. Sugar warning
  9. Call for referendum
  10. Disease kills three

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  4. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. Nadro boy on US naval ship Friday (26 Jun)
  8. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  9. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  10. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)