Bogus lawyer sentenced to five years imprisonment

Middelburg – Kholisiwe Zephana Sithebe (43) was found guilty by Middelburg Regional Court on July 16, 2018 and sentenced to a five year jail term on 12 counts of fraud and forgery of Qualifications.

In March 2011 the accused masqueraded as a conveyancing lawyer and in the process deceived clients to deposit money into his bank account under the pretence that he will facilitate transfers of Title Deeds into their names which never materialised.

The case was transferred to the Hawks Mpumalanga Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit for further investigation and the accused was arrested in September 2011 following investigations.

Sithebe was sentenced to five years imprisonment wholly suspended for five years on condition that he repays R154 100.00 to the complainants before 31 December 2018.




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