Former Post Fiji staff sentenced to five years for theft and arson
18 August, 2018, 2:20 pm
A 38-YEAR-old former post mistress has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after being convicted of a count each of theft and arson by the High Court in Labasa.
Artika Anjani who was the sole employee of Post Fiji in Seaqaqa stole $43,000 belonging to Post Fiji and also burnt the building to the ground on September 14, 2016.
Judge Justice Paul Madigan, while reading the sentence, said that Anjani became a victim of an online scam in which she was promised a loan of $150,000.
He said according to the online scam, Anjani had to pay a deposit and fees of $50,000 to a Fijian agent of the fraudster.
The court heard that the fraudster was said to be in France, however, the bogus documents provided suggested that the scam originated from Africa.
A non-parole period of three years has been set.