It is too late for tears for a 57-year-old Bontehuewel mother who lost more than R1-million in an alleged Ponzi scheme. She now sells hot chips and rotis to make ends meet.
Christine Adams (57) is one of several investors, both local and overseas, who lost their life savings or pensions in an investment scheme allegedly run by Devin Persens.
Persens was arrested on Thursday, 9 September and is accused of luring people into the scheme with the promise of a 20% or 30% return on their investments. Investors were apparently asked to invest in properties or diamonds.
Adams said that Persens was very convincing and made her believe that her investment was safe and that she would get…