Teen ac­cused of steal­ing aunt’s ly­chees

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A DUR­BAN teenager ac­cused of steal­ing R450 from his aunt’s ly­chee busi­ness was re­leased on a warn­ing in the Dur­ban Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day.

The 19-year-old was ar­rested af­ter his aunt re­alised at the end of the work day that R450 had been un­ac­counted for, and had blamed her nephew, who worked for her.

How­ever, he dis­puted the amount, say­ing only R80 had been miss­ing.

“I told her that one of the cus­tomers must have taken a bunch with­out pay­ing for it. I was only R80 short, not R450,” he told the court.

He said he earned be­tween R100 and R120 a day.

The case was ad­journed to Jan­uary 21 for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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