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Church Minister On $1.5m Theft Charge Given Bail

The accused is alleged to have provided two foreign Visa debit card details to a bank, which enabled the transfer of seven fraudulent transactions amounting to more than $1.5m to a law firm’s operating trust account.
25 Nov 2022 10:36
Church Minister On $1.5m Theft Charge Given Bail
Nadi Church Minister Joeli Sovaki outside the Magistrates Court in Suva on November 24, 2022. Photo: Ashna Kumar

A 45-year-old Nadi church minister, who is accused of the theft of more than $1.5 million, has been given strict bail conditions by the Magistrates Court in Suva.

Joeli Sovaki appeared before Magistrate Sherlyn Kiran yesterday. He is charged with one count of theft.

The accused is alleged to have provided two foreign Visa debit card details to a bank, which enabled the transfer of seven fraudulent transactions amounting to more than $1.5m to a law firm’s operating trust account.

 

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