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My sister has been arrested for theft under false pretences

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My sister has been arrested for theft under false pretences is there a thing like that and what is the way forward for her
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  JJ replied 3 years ago.

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There is such a charge and one can be found guilty of such a criminal charge. She will have to get legal representation to act on her behalf in court at the trial. This is a serious offence and it can attract imrisonment as punishment for such a crime. It will also have a criminal record on her name.

It is a combination of fraud and theft and is viewed in a very serious light by the courts.