Good day, I have opened a fraud case aga...

Asked by Anonymous on 10-11-2021 08:57:17
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Gauteng

Good day, 

I have opened a fraud case against a collegue. I am the complainant as per the docket. Was it correct for me to open the case or was the owner of the company supposed to be the rightful complainant? 

I found out about the fraud while reconciling one of our creditors statement of account for the year 2020 and 2021. Both me and the company found out about more funds that were misappropriated. The accussed has been working for the company for 12 years and we trusted her.

What kind of questions should we expect from the defence lawyers?

Thank you.

Message from the Lawyer

Posted by Att. Patrick on 15-11-2021 21:24:42

Hi there,

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I think that it should have been the owner of the company who opened the fraud case. But, if you discovered the fraud, and the owner confirms that you can make a statement on behalf of the company, that should be fine.

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