A registered nurse has pleaded guilty to making a false HIV claim in sigh to salvage R1 million insurance payout.
In step with a story by the IOL, she falsely claimed she contrated the deadly HIV virus while on accountability.
Her name is Shevon Naidoo and she works for a laboratory that services insurance companies, on the different hand, she used to be unable to defend the claim she made in July 2019 claim she made with the Old school Mutual Staff.
To persuade them, she submitted the take a look at results of but one more HIV-contaminated person as her possess, exact for it to backfired.
She used to be subsequently charged with fraud and upon interrogation, she admitted her wrongdoing and made a Portion 112 guilty plea.
She made the guilty plea when she seemed within the Durban Regional Court. She used to be given a 5-twelve months penitentiary sentence, which used to be suspended for five years, and a R10 000 gorgeous or six months’ imprisonment.
The Magistrate, Magistrate Anand Maharaj said in his ruling that he belief to be diversified factors earlier than handing down the sentence.
The factors belief to be are the pursuits of society, her non-public conditions- thus being a mother of two young early life, and that she took the court into her self belief by pleading guilty and no longer losing time.
She used to be informed she would luxuriate in bought a interval of time of incarceration if the topic went to trial and she used to be convicted.
The background story is that the woman claimed to turned into HIV contaminated after sustaining a needle disaster and to provide her claim she consulted a doctor, who requested her to label a blood take a look at.
She used to be ready to salvage the tests achieved by arrangement of her network of contacts, and at last, she bought the take a look at results of an HIV-contaminated person to submit as her possess.
She used to be busted when Old school Mutual’s forensic investigators started assessing the evidence she supplied and requested further data.
She grew to turned into very uncooperative as she grew to turned into fed up with the fixed strategies to label but one more blood take a look at earlier than admitting her claim used to be no longer exact.
Making her confession, she said;
I misrepresented that at some level of one in all my interactions with a shopper/affected person. I used to be injured by one in all the needles and thereby bought HIV.
“I saw this as an different to provide some extra money to take myself and my family and went alongside side this belief.
I admit my actions had been wrongful and unlawful. I don’t luxuriate in any defence in law.”
The Magistrate at some level of his ruling said;
“I am mindful you pleaded guilty and took the court into your self belief. On the different hand, by formula of the offense and the type by arrangement of which you dedicated the offense, it creates the affect in my mind that you’re an especially crafty and unfounded person.
You had the presence of mind to purchase a protection in January and falsify data a few months later to imply that you had been HIV contaminated, in sigh for you to claim a million rand.
I accept as true with the Narrate that it is a ‘incorrect case of greed’. You had been employed and earning a wage.”