R630K Theft: Fired Furnmart HR Manager Simone Nabesur Granted Bail

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Fired Furnmart Human Resource Manager 33-year-old Simone Nabesur has been arrested and released on bail for stealing more than half a million rand from the Bedfordview furniture shop using ghost workers.

The Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court this week heard how the former furniture shop executive allegedly created fake profiles and portfolios of two ghost employees in the company.

Over four years the accused allegedly paid monthly salaries of about R630 000 into her bank account using the fictitious employees as a ruse.

The theft was discovered after the furniture shop conducted an internal audit and uncovered the missing  R630 000.

As a result of the anomaly, Nabesur was dismissed by Furnmart in 2019.

The matter was reported and investigated by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Germiston.

On Thursday a warrant of arrest was issued for Nabesur, but before she could be arrested she handed herself to authorities in Germiston.

“Nabesur was charged with fraud and theft and appeared in court on the same day,” said Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu.

She was granted R2 000 bail and her case was postponed to 1 March 2022.