SA Criminal Law - Consequences of Forging Receipts for Theft - Jail Time?

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scott1

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8 February 2016
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Someone I know had money stolen from his trust fund held with the public trustee. About $90,000 was obtained without his knowledge by a family member by printing out fake receipts and quotes and the money used by that person for their own personal use. About 200 fake receipts were made to look real including forging signatures.

How much trouble is this person in by forgery and theft under Criminal Law? Possible jail time? Made to pay everything back?

Answers are appreciated.

Thank you
 

Ponala

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10 February 2015
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Can be charged with theft and forgery.

Maybe jail time, maybe a good behaviour bond. The sentence is too hard to predict as there are many factors.

Can be made to pay it back, but if they have no money...