THE sentencing of the former employee of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) who confesses to stealing more than SBD$400,000 from the bank has been deferred to October 30.
The matter of Tommy Qazobatu who pleaded guilty to 19 counts of larceny & embezzlement by clerk or servant has been listed on Friday for the sentence.
Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika however moved his sentence to this week.
Qazobatu had previously denied the charges against him and a trial had commenced in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecution has completed its eighth witness when Qazobatu decided to change his pleas.
The former CBSI officer is being charged with offences relating back to 2015 and 2016 when he was working as a payroll officer and accounts exchange officer for the CBSI.
The total amount of money stolen is about more than $400,000
Ronald Dive of Ron Law is representing Qazobatu while Public Prosecutor Jasper Anisi appears for the Crown.
Assisting Mr Anisi is his colleague Patricia Tabepuda.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN