A 32-year-old man has been charged with fraud and theft and is expected to appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday, 4 April 2022. The Pretoria-based candidate attorney allegedly stole R3.2 million from his employer’s trust fund account.

Malabye Mthembu Attorneys and Partners in Brooklyn is accusing its candidate attorney of allegedly swindling the money from their trust fund account.

The money was deposited into his personal bank account between November and December 2020. The 32-year-old was charged on Friday and has since resigned from the firm. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Pretoria received a fraud-related report for further investigation.

The investigation team has served him with a summons to appear in court.

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