The woman who stole $7 Million dollars from Clive Peeters and turned it into $20M is also being investigated over the purchase of luxury cars including one she purchased at a Good Friday Appeal Auction for the Melbourne Children’s Hospital.
Sonya Causer, a mother of three, was all smiles at Ferntree Gully Holden when Melbourne Holden Dealers Association President John Collins presented the Monbulk mother with the keys to a $61,000 Holden Sports Wagon.
The only problem was that the money used to bid for the car was stolen from the Melbourne based retailers, who now admit that Causer also purchased cars as well as real estate property with the money she stole from the retailer over a 2 year period.
Sonia Causer drives away after using stolen Clive Peeters money to buy Appeal car.
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Greg Smith the CEO of Clive Peeters said “We are aware that Causer purchased several cars with the money that was taken from Clive Peeters. Several of these cars have since been sold. We have our solicitors working on recovering what we can from the automotive purchases”.
According to Ferntree Gully Holden Sonya was the successful bidder of the new SportWagon during the Holden 2008 Good Friday Appeal Online Auction with a winning bid of $61,000.00.
In a press release issued by Holden in April 2008 the automotive Company wrote “She drove away knowing that the purchase of her new wheels would help make sick kids better.”
When asked why Sonya bid on the car she said, “I was tossing up between either a club sport or the new SSV SportWagon. When I saw the wagon had been put up for auction it was a no brainer. My son had a pretty serious operation a couple of years ago and was in the kid’s hospital for nearly a week and they were absolutely fantastic. So any way I can help them with their fundraising efforts, I will.”