Durban company MD on fraud charges

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Cape town - A Durban company's former managing director appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town on Monday to face charges of fraud.

Lynette Bruce was arrested on Sunday.

Prosecutor Juan Agulhas told the court she had been brought to court on a warrant for her arrest, and that she would appear later in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Durban.

Bruce worked for the Durban company, Metro Automation RSA, first as an accountant and later as managing director in charge of administration.

The State alleges that she misappropriated R1 085 089 in 2008.

Agulhas said the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit in Durban had no objection to Bruce’s release on bail.

He told the court she had come from Durban to Cape Town, and was in the process of relocating to Bloemfontein when she was arrested on Sunday.

He said he needed to verify her address in Bloemfontein before her release on bail.

At his request, the case was postponed until Wednesday, when legal aid attorney Hailey Lawrence is expected to launch a bail application on Bruce's behalf.

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