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Cape Town - A bookkeeper accused of defrauding a tourist company appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town on Thursday.
Michelle Louter, 46, of Gordon’s Bay, was not asked to plead when she appeared before magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg, charged with 123 counts of fraud involving R455 054.
The crimes took place between April 2003 and April 2010.
Prosecutor Denver Combrink alleges she defrauded the company Southern Africa PGA Tours, of Somerset West. According to the charge sheet, her duties included the electronic capture and payment of supplier invoices.
All payments had to be authorised by herself, and the company’s financial manager.
According to the charge sheet, the post of financial manager was often vacant, or the financial manager was absent from office. On such occasions Louter allegedly authorised payments herself, but diverted the money to her own bank account.
She was warned to appear in court again on September 26.