The prosecutor general (PG) will decide where, if and on what charges a woman accused of attempting to defraud Pupkewitz Toyota will be tried after she appeared on a Section 119 plea in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.
Magistrate Justine Asino presided.
A Section 119 plea is when the docket is handed over to the PG for a decision whether to prosecute and if so, where and on what charges.
Desiree Klemp, 40, is charged with fraud for allegedly pretending to Andre van der Merwe or Pupkewitz Toyota that they had not paid N$575 000 into her account for the sale of her motor vehicle, when in fact such monies were received in her account.
She allegedly further produced fraudulent documentation to the complainant showing that she had not received the funds when she in fact did, and thereby through false pretences induced Van der Merwe and/or Pupkewitz Toyota to the potential loss of N$575 000.
The charge sheet further states Klemp knew when she pretended not to have received the money in question that she had indeed received the money and thus committed the crime of fraud.
After the charge was read to Klemp by Public Prosecutor Ntelamo Mabuku the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Her legal representative, Linde from the firm Theunissen Louw and Partners, said the plea is in accordance with his instructions and that he will not submit a plea explanation. Further, that Klemp denies all allegations averred against her and she elected to remain silent in her defence.
The matter was postponed to November 11 for the PG’s decision and Klemp is out on bail of N$30 000, which she paid at her first appearance in January this year.