PRETORIA – Annelize Holtzhausen, a mother of two, was employed as a financial administration manager at Zandspruit Homeowners Association NPC situated in Hoedspruit.
Annelize Holtzhausen was on Thursday, 19 May 2022 convicted on 185 counts of theft by the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sitting in Polokwane.
Between 28 January 2019 and 24 October 2019, the accused was employed as a financial administration manager at Zandspruit Homeowners Association NPC situated in Hoedspruit. She was responsible for paying the service providers for services rendered at the company.
Instead of paying money to the service providers for rendered services, she created fictitious claims and transferred the money into her own bank account as well as her husband’s account.
These fraudulent activities were discovered when the company was audited.
A case of fraud was opened and referred to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for further probe.
Holtzhausen made her first appearance on 25 February 2021 in the Hoedspruit Periodical Court and was granted R5000 bail.
The case was postponed until 20 June 2022 for sentencing.