Travel agent convicted for scamming group heading to Zanzibar

A fifty year-old lady who operated a journey company in Cape City has been discovered responsible of theft.

Crescenda Meyer, 50, was arrested after scamming a bunch that had plans of going to Zanzibar.

She was accused of stealing R214,000.

The Pretoria specialised business crimes’ court docket discovered  Meyer responsible of seven counts of theft.

Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, Lumka Mahanjana stated “Meyer operated a journey company, Type Breakaway Journey, in Cape City.”

“In 2018, seven feminine complainants from Gauteng and their husbands requested Type Breakaway Journey companies to handle their group journey preparations to Zanzibar.”

“Meyer offered the group with itineraries and invoices, and the group made funds individually.”

“Meyer took the cash and [loaned] it to her boyfriend.”

The group have been shocked after they have been advised on the airport that the bookings weren’t made.

“The group reported the matter to the police and Meyer was arrested in Cape City in June 2019,” stated Mahanjana.

Meyer pleaded responsible to prices of theft.

She shall be sentenced on December 3.

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