Former Post Master Charged with Alleged Theft

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30th May 2017

An investigation that began in June 2016 has resulted in a 30 year old farmer of Kadavu facing with six counts of theft for allegedly dishonestly appropriating cash and stock while employed as a Post Master in Ono-I-Lau.

The investigation conducted by crime personnel at Totogo Police Station has seen almost a year of gathering statements and relevant documents whereby the accused is alleged to have dishonestly appropriated cash and stock amounting to over $98,000.00.

The alleged incident occurred between the October 2014 and May 2016.

A report was lodged by the Manager Audi of Post Fiji in June last year when an audit conducted at the Ono-i-Lau Post Office allegedly revealed shortage of cash and stock.

The accused was arrested from his village in Kadavu last week and charged with six counts of theft.

He was produced at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody as he failed to provide two sureties.

The case will be called again today to check on his sureties.

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