Former print employee jailed for using military cheques

Update: 7:40PM A MAN who was convicted of cashing three cheques belonging to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces for his personal use was sentenced to four years imprisonment by the Suva Magistrates Court last week.

Pranesh Kumar a former employee of a printery firm in Suva was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) in 2017 for three counts of obtaining a financial advantage.

While handing down sentencing, Chief Magistrate, Usaia Ratuvili said the offences were spread out over two weeks and Kumar used his employee access to commit the offences. 

It was further stated that Kumar actively attempted to conceal his tracks by cashing the cheque at a supermarket instead of a bank.

Kumar will be eligible for parole after serving two years of his sentence.