The Hawks’ provincial leader for Gauteng, Maj. Gen. Ebrahim Kadwa, has welcomed a 12-year prison sentence handed down to a financial adviser by Pretoria’s Specialized Economic Crimes Court in April.
Aletta Hendrina Steyn , 52, was arrested in January last year after reportedly failing to pay for the late Christina Plotz’s vehicle with the dealership after she was named executor, the Hawks said in a statement.
” Plotz left a will of her entire estate of approximately R1.4 million and a silver Hyundai Santa Fe, still funded by Absa Bank,” Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said in the statement.
” Steyn was the deceased’s financial advisor and appointed an executor of the Plotz estate, but she was unable to pay the full amount owed on the Hyundai to Absa Bank z to eat Steyn managed to transfer R175,000 to one of the beneficiaries and kept the rest of the money for himself.”
The matter was referred to the Hawks’ Serious Economic Crimes Investigation Unit in Pretoria for further investigation, which raised Steyn’s concerns . Steyn was found guilty and sentenced to 12 years outright imprisonment with no option to fine.
Kadwa commended the investigative team and the justice system for holding the defendants accountable and accountable for stealing the deceased’s estate have drawn. “When one is entrusted with such a responsibility, the family of the deceased expects honesty. The money stolen from the defendant could have been put to good use in accordance with the wishes of the deceased for their loved ones.
“The defendant received a well-deserved sentence compared to the crime committed and we appraise everyone who does it Attempt to report suspicious criminal activity to authorities.”
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