A Bloemfontein resident who allegedly stalked her employer for six years with forged medical certificates and left work early every Tuesday and Friday to go for treatment, has been charged in the city’s District Court on a charge of fraud appears.
Eskom estimated the time Estelle Marie du Toit (56) of Wilgehof “stole” him in money at R148 832.
Regional Magistrate Colin Nekosi postponed her hearing Monday to early September when she is likely to be asked to plead on a charge of fraud.
Du Toit, meanwhile, was convicted in a disciplinary hearing and dismissed by Eskom.
According to the charge sheet against her, Du Toit claimed from Eskom from 2006 to 2016 that she was entitled to walk earlier on Tuesdays and Fridays because she had to visit physiotherapists for treatment.
She filed three letters requiring treatment from one physiotherapist and Fridays from another in their practice at Donald Murray Avenue in Bloemfontein. She even provided a practice number from the physiotherapists.
According to the charge sheet, she was not entitled to time off and the letters were forged. There is no such practice of physiotherapists at the address in Donald Murray Drive. The practice number is also not valid, the state saysAdv. PE Ali has charged. Jan Jordaan of Kramer Weihmann and Joubert attorneys acted for Du Toit.