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Former Post-Mistresses Deny Charges

Media Team   |   15 Dec 2020

Former employees charged with causing a loss to Post Fiji Limited pleaded not guilty in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.


The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Sereseini Seru 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.


Ane Mauleko was 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.


They denied falsifying details on the Application for Electronic Money Order and Application to Receive Money Order, which allowed false system payments to be made between them to cover up losses they had incurred between April and June 2018 at the Nabua and Nakasi Post Offices, where they worked as Post-Mistresses.


Mauleko further denied falsifying a Remittance between Post Offices form amounting to $21,000.00 FJD with Seru also denying falsifying four (4) Office Summary Reports.


FICAC State Counsel Darren Hickes informed the Court that there were admissions in the caution interviews that Prosecution would rely on.


The Defence Counsels for both the accused then stated that they would not be challenging the caution interview.


The matter was adjourned to 2 June 2021.