SEDGEFIELD NEWS - The woman from Sedgefield, Marianne Roux (32), who was arrested at her house in Sedgefield on Friday 21 June and accused of defrauding people out of thousands, pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud in the Thembalethu Magistrate's Court yesterday, Tuesday 15 October.
Acting as a booking agent, Roux allegedly conned prospective holidaymakers and accommodation establishments throughout the country.
She was denied bail on 18 July and has been in custody since.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson, Capt Malcolm Pojie, Roux allegedly defrauded people by using deposits meant for accommodation establishments throughout the Southern Cape to finance her own lavish lifestyle.
"This scam is believed to have swindled innocent people out of thousands of rand. We believe that more people could have been conned and appeal to potential victims to report it to their nearest police station. People as far as Lephalale, Midrand, Kempton Park and Bellville have fallen prey to this scam," said Pojie.
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