Three people were produced at the Suva Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with fraud related offences for allegedly obtaining money from the Fiji National Provident Fund.
45year old Travel Agent Taniela Samutitoga, 39 year old Military Officer- Waisake Tabualevu and Jijilia Vosataki who is a 45year old welder appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash.
Taniela Samutitoga is alleged to have given a forged Certificate of Title Waisake Tabualevu and Jijilia Vosataki to be used for the withdrawal of funds from the Fiji National Provident Fund.
According to the charges the document was allegedly altered and used by a former FNPF staff who already faces similar charges to assume that the two were prospective buyers of the property.
The two then allegedly submitted their original withdrawal for Urban Housing Assistance Form to FNPF with the intention of inducing FNPF Officials to accept it as genuine and upon its acceptance, to dishonestly obtain a gain amounting to $64,200.00 which was released from their FNPF account.
The money was allegedly shared amongst all the accused persons.
Samutitoga is charged with one count of Obtaining Financial Advantage by Deception for allegedly obtaining $64,200.00 from FNPF using forged documents.
Tabualevu faces one count of Using Forged Documents and one count of Obtaining Financial Advantage for obtaining $5,000.00 from FNPF using forged documents.
Vosataki has been charged with one count of Using Forged Document, and one count of Obtaining Financial Advantage by Deception for obtaining $12,000.00 from FNPF using forged documents.
The three have been released with strict bail conditions. The case has been adjourned to the 5th of November for plea