Former Post-Mistresses who allegedly engineered the loss of $98,000.00 FJD from Post Fiji Limited last year were charged in the Suva Magistrates Court today.
Ms. Sereseini Seru was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one (1) count each of Conspiracy to Defraud – Causing a Loss and General Dishonesty – Causing a Loss and 11 counts of Falsification of Documents.
Ms. Ane Mauleko was also charged with one (1) count each of Conspiracy to Defraud – Causing a Loss and General Dishonesty – Causing a Loss and eight (8) counts of Falsification of Documents.
The women are alleged to have falsified details on forms, namely, the Application for Electronic Money Order and Application to Receive Money Order which allowed system payments of $98, 000.00 FJD to be made between April and June last year at the Nabua and Nakasi Post Offices.
Ms. Mauleko is further alleged to have falsified a Remittance between Post Offices form amounting to $21, 000.00 FJD while Ms. Seru falsified four (4) Office Summary Reports.
FICAC State Counsel Mr. Darren Hickes informed the Court that first phase disclosures were served and requested the Court to impose strict bail conditions on the duo.
Resident Magistrate Mr. Jioji Boseiwaqa granted the ladies bail after two (2) sureties each were produced and instructed them not to re-offend or interfere with witnesses and to surrender their passports.
He also issued a Stop Departure Order and told them to report to the FICAC Office every Tuesday.
The matter was adjourned to 10 May 2019 to check on whether or not they have surrendered their passports to the Court Registry.