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Former LTA staff and Suva businessman front court for alleged corrupt practices

Former LTA staff and Suva businessman front court for alleged corrupt practices

By Dhanjay Deo
Friday 31/07/2020

A former employee of Land Transport Authority and a Suva businessman appeared in the Nausori Magistrates Court today for allegedly conspiring to defraud LTA.

FICAC has charged Shoran Lata with a count each of Conspiracy to Defraud - Obtaining a Gain, Falsification of Documents and Obtaining a Financial Advantage.

It is alleged, that while serving as a Customer Service Officer at LTA, Shoran Lata falsified LTA receipts in order to gain $13,609.20 in May last year.

She is alleged to have recorded cash payments as cheque payments to falsely indicate that LTA was receiving cheque payments.

Businessman, Vishal Nand has been charged with a count each of Conspiracy to Defraud - Obtaining a Gain and Aiding and Abetting.

Nand is alleged to have helped Lata commit the offences in order for them to obtain the money.

The two have been released on bail and instructed not to re-offend.

The matter has been adjourned to the 13th of next month.

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