GAUTENG – A 67-year-old former attorney, Thomas George Bosch appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court yesterday facing charges of fraud and theft.
It is alleged that between May 2013 and June 2015 when Bosch was practising as an attorney, he allegedly swindled and withdrew over R9.3 million from the attorney’s trust fund.
Further investigation revealed that the money was paid into the trust account following a sale and purchase agreement between two companies based in Johannesburg.
Bosch handed himself in at the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation office in Johannesburg yesterday accompanied by his legal representative and was subsequently charged for court appearance.
He was granted R10 000 bail and the case was postponed to 04 October 2021 for docket disclosure.