Notorious Accountant convicted

Notorious Accountant convicted
Notorious Accountant convicted. Image source: Pixabay

Gqeberha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court convicted Jonathan Simon Blow (52) on 06 September 2023 for charges of theft and fraud from his clients, Sunridge Superspar and Despatch Superspar.

During the period between 03 July 2020 and 19 September 2022, Blow appointed as the accounting officer for Sunridge Superspar and Despatch Superspar was given full access and administration rights to the two entities trading bank accounts used in the operation of the businesses in order to effectively render the aforesaid services. In addition to the fees for which he had invoiced the businesses he intentionally and unlawfully transferred cash to the value of more than R40 million from Sunridge Superspar and more than R11 million from Despatch Superspar to his bank account as confirmed by the investigations of Serious Commercial Crime Investigation of the Hawks in Gqeberha.

Blow was arrested on 24 March 2023 and was remanded in custody ever since his arrest. Blow was convicted by the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Gqeberha on 6 September 2023. The matter is remanded to 23 November 2023 for pre-sentencing and Psychology reports. Blow also received notification of having been struck off the roll of SAICA (South African Institute for Chartered Accountants).

A thumbs up is given to the investigating team for the earnest and zeal in conducting their investigative duties.

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