Through Bert van hees Post publication time Feb 18 2016

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Cape Town – A hotel restaurant manager appeared in a Cape Town court Thursday on charges of stealing thousands of rand from Hotel Cape Verde.

Kavir K Maharaj faces seven counts of theft, involving R53,376, allegedly committed between January and July of last year.

He appeared in the Bellville commercial tort court before magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg. This tribunal deals with serious cases of fraud, corruption and theft.

According to the indictment, Maharaj was caught off guard when the hotel’s commercial manager noticed suspicious transactions, all at the end of the day during a shift change, regarding the restaurant’s accounting system.

Video footage showed that Maharaj allegedly manipulated the system and was present when documents involving the point of sale program were tampered with.

The prosecutor, state attorney Gertrude Magopeni, claimed he ran out of cash in the bank and kept the shortfall to himself.

The case has been postponed until July 25, when he is expected to plead the charges.

African News Agency

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