Bfn Fraud accused’s case postponed


Duane Petrus – A Bloemfontein woman accused of fraud appeared in the magistrate’s court today after the state earlier applied to have her bail revoked.

Lianné Greyling is facing 25 fraud charges, which stem from the import of luxury vehicles and motorcycles that she had ordered for customers. R5.2 million is believed to be involved.

The prosecution and the defence last week handed in written submission to the presiding judge, who was expected to deliver judgement today.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s spokesperson, Phaladi Shuping, says there are still certain issues that need to be cleared before a judgement can be delivered.

The application to revoke her bail was launched after the state discovered that Greyling had another pending case in Modimolle, which she failed to disclose.

A former friend laid an additional complaint against Greyling following her release on bail, alleging she paid for a lounge suite from a company based in Botswana through Greyling, but never received it.

One of her bail conditions is that she should refrain from conducting business in the import and export industry.

The case has been postponed to 10 December, when Greyling and a witness will be called to the stand.