Lana Nell (45) a former veterinary clinic employee was arrested by the Gqeberha based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation of the Hawks for allegations of fraud alternatively theft on 20 June 2023.
It is alleged that during the period between January 2018 and February 2023, Nell as an employee of the Veterinary Clinic in Humansdorp working in the financial department embezzled an exorbitant amount of cash from her employer.
Theft was suspected when one of the suppliers complained about late payment.
The matter was reported to the Hawks for probing in February 2023.
The expert investigation skills of the Hawks confirmed the theft of more than R3.5 million which is reported to have been transferred into Nell’s account for over a period of five years’ resulting in her arrest on 20 June 2023.
Nell made her first appearance in the Humansdorp District Court where she was remanded in custody for formal bail application on Monday 26 June 2023.
The expeditious fruitful response of the team made the Provincial Head Major General Mboiki Obed Ngwenya proud.