Hotel manager in M1 million fraud    


BEREA – A 47-year-old lady ‘Mabaholo Lesenyeho from Lecop Khubetsoana appeared before the magistrate court accused of stealing cash estimated at more than one million maloti from three hotels namely; Mount Maluti, Blue Mountain Inn (BMI) and Mountain View where she was the financial controller for the hotel chain, police report.

Lesenyeho was asked to pay a bail of M10 000 and M100 000 surety of either movable or immovable properties but she failed to pay and is still in custody while waiting to re-appear in court on October 29.

Mofoka said all the three hotels were given monthly airtime worth M5000 to each and Lesenyeho as the financial controller would only distribute M2000 to each hotel while she converted the rest of the money to her own use.

She shared the rest of the airtime with several people who would then convert it to M-pesa so that it would easily be withdrawn as cash. This fraud went on from 2015 until August 2019.

At Ha-Ramonaheng also in the Berea district, a 24-year-old man was arrested on October 19 for allegedly killing an anonymous granny aged between 70 and 75.

On October 19 at 00:00 hours the deceased arrived at the suspect house carrying a buckect of maize-meal. She was then beaten to death as she was suspected of being a witch, according to Superintendent Mofoka.

The suspect will appear before the magistrate court on October 21.    

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