Six months after starting her job, the woman began taking R537 million from her employer.

Six months after she began working for her employer, a Boksburg accountant began embezzling R537 million. June 2004 saw Hildegard Steenkamp begin employment at Medtronic (Pty) Ltd, and on December 21, 2004, money was transferred into her account for the first time.

An anonymous tip-off made her deeds public. Only 174 transactions were found at the beginning of the investigation. She once spent R5 million on a single day. Over R20 million was the most ever taken in a single month.As a bookkeeper, the court heard, she was in a position of trust, which she undoubtedly abused when she realized she could get away with it. Read more on:

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