- A Hilton based teacher lied about having cancer and having only four months to live
- She plead guilty on 74 counts of fraud and will be sentenced in May
- She used fake names and companies to steal over R2 million
A 49 year old IT teacher was found guilty of defrauded her school of more than R2 million by lying about her having cancer.
The Hilton based teacher, Vindra Jaickaran Chhoteylal Moodley, told a long tale that she had only four months to live due to her supposed cancer struggle.
Vindra had no hair, eyelashes or eyebrows and her story was told extremely well and she fooled many innocent people.
Not only did she lie and manipulate many, when she was caught out, she placed the blame on her son.
Vindra recently plead guilty to 74 counts of fraud worth R2.1 million in the Durban Commercial Crime Court . She will be given her sentencing in May.
She worked for Cowan House Preparatory where she forged fake invoices, stealing more than R2 million.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Vindra had claimed that she had negotiated with Big Beat Productions while hosting a conference for the school in August 2016 and she then inflated the invoice. This was stated in her plea.
She let her son take the blame when she was caught out by the school.
“I used four different bank accounts in my name to perpetuate fraud on Cowan House and one account in the name of my son.”
Using fake accounts and company names, she managed to deposit into her own account, R2 099 290 after issuing 73 fake invoices.
Vindra also admitted to her lie about having cancer and only having four months to live. This was also confirmed by doctors and Grey’s Hospital.
It is so sad who someone can use such a serious illness to manipulate people and steal their money.
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