Accountant charged with fraud-related offenses

August 2, 2022 4:10 pm

An accountant charged over fraud-related offences has been released on bail.

Jaswant Kumar appeared in the anti-corruption court in Suva this afternoon.

He is accused of conspiracy to defraud and obtaining a gain.

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It is alleged that Jaswant Kumar and another between the April 1st, 2020 and April 30th of the same year in Suva conspired with the intention of dishonestly obtaining a gain in the sum of two hundred dollars from an individual.

On the second charge, of obtaining a financial advantage, Kumar is alleged to have also charged fees for the delivery of certificates of citizenship from the same individual and obtained a financial advantage in the sum of two hundred dollars ,   knowing that he was not entitled to receive such a financial advantage.

Kumar’s lawyer sought bail, while the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption asked for strict conditions.

Kumar has been granted bail and is expected to take a plea on September 19th.