Johan Venter has been found guilty and sentenced to five years imprisonment in the George regional court for stealing a bag containing R100 000.
The 31-year-old’s sentence included an option of an R10 000 fine.
The bag was part of a batch that Venter transported for his employer, Fidelity in George on 20 November 2021.
He transported a total of 107 bags from the Fidelity base to SBV depot, but only 106 bags were booked in when he arrived at the depot.
After the bag was found, the matter was reported to the Hawks serious organised crime unit in George.
“During an internal investigation, Venter confessed that the took the money. He took his manager to his personal vehicle where the money bag was found. It was discovered that he had already broken the seal of the bag and took R2 230,” said Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani.
After the sentencing, Hani said that “Venter opted for the R10 000 fine and was declared unfit to possess a firearm.”
Image credit: Fidelity Services Group