3 Dec 2009

Man jailed in Samoa for stealing funds from NPF scheme

10:49 am on 3 December 2009

The man accused of stealing more than 200 thousand US dollars from Samoa's National Provident Fund pension scheme office last year has been jailed for three years.

Sione Ta'ateo, according to the police summary of facts, was given the key to the door of the old pension scheme office by the co-defendant and former NPF driver, Tautai Fata, who is also charged for being involved in the stealing of the money.

The co-defendant is in police custody awaiting his trial next year.

Speaking to a journalist after the sentence yesterday, Sione Ta'ateo apologised to pensioners for the disruption that was caused as a result of his actions.