An accountant, accused of embezzling her employer to the tune of R8 million, hopes to negotiate a plea-bargain with the State.
She was warned to appear in court again on September 28, when the plea negotiations are expected to be finalised.
According to the charge sheet, Philander, as an accountant held the post of financial controller with the company Kemklean (Pty) Ltd.
It is alleged that she manipulated the company’s electronic system and, during the 10-year period from September 2005 to August 2015, channelled amounts totalling R8 469 666 into her own private bank account.
It is alleged that she used the money for luxuries for herself and her family.
She new faces charges of fraud and money laundering.
Reporting by[Source: African News Agency]