Travis David Saegenschnitter in Elizabeth Magistrate's Court

Barossa man returns to court

The case made against a Barossa man – accused of taking more than $1 million from a Lyndoch school – was heard in the Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Travis David Saegenschnitter, a former business manager for St Jakobi Lutheran School, was alleged to have taken a total of $1,003,638 during a three-year period from 2013-16.

Travis David Saegenschnitter. (File pic)

Travis David Saegenschnitter. (File pic)

He was arrested in November 2016 following an extensive investigation by SA Police detectives after they were alerted to the missing finances by the school. 

On May 22 this year Mr Saegenschnitter appeared in court and pleaded guilty to one count of fraud after being charged with more than 700 counts of alleged aggravated theft.

On Friday, part counts were heard and put off until the next hearing.

Details have still not yet emerged as to how the alleged fraud was committed.

Mr Saegenschnitter was remanded on bail.

He is due to reappear in court in October.