Former Digicel staff face theft, fraud

Three former Digicel Samoa employees have been charged with theft and fraud during their time at the telecommunications company.

Defendants Elizabeth Fa'asavalu, Ainsley Davis and Christina Crichton will appear before the Supreme Court on 29 June 2020.

Faasavalu  appeared before Supreme Court Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke Monday morning for a bail hearing.

This was subsequently adjourned to 29 June 2020 to give time to the Police to serve the summons on the two other co-defendants.  

“I am further adjourning your matter to Monday the 29th of June at 10 a.m. for the police to summon Ainsley Davis and Christina Crichton,” Justice Leiataualesa said.

Fa'asavalu is out on bail and has been asked to abide by her bail conditions.

It is not clear how many charges the three defendants are facing but theft as a servant and fraud are among them, says Lucy Sio Ofoia who is the Government prosecutor on the case.

The matter dates back to 2014.

Ms. Ofoia explained that the case was delayed as it kept falling off the court list and due to the availability of overseas witnesses. Witnesses include Digicel Samoa employees who frequently travel in and out of Samoa.

 The matter has been adjourned to 10am, Monday, 29 June.

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