By: Otto Ngoveni
MARBLE HALL- Ewert Werner Lange (34) and Lizanna Lange (33) were found guilty on more than 450 counts of theft and fraud by the Marble Hall Magistrate’s Court. The judgements were delivered on Thursday 31 August 2017.
The accused were both employed by WJ Kruger Farm as a farm manager and office administrator respectively. The two connived to create a ghost post on the farm’s pay roll to embezzle money.
The Hawks provincial spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said the company suffered a loss of R613 020-69 out of this illegal operation.
“Ewert Werner Lange was found guilty on 230 counts of fraud plus 232 counts of theft and sentenced to 11 years imprisonment which is suspended for 8 years. Meanwhile Lizanna Lange was found guilty on 230 counts of fraud plus 231 counts of theft and sentenced to 9 years imprisonment which is suspended for 6 years”, said Captain Maluleke