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ALLEGED FRAUDSTER NABBED FOR APPROXIMATELY R238 000 WORTH OF 419 SCAM: GAUTENG
2021/09/27      |  Written By:  Captain N Mulamu   |   Province:  Gauteng

GAUTENG – A 36-year-old man is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on fraud and money laundering allegations on Monday, 27 September 2021.

It is alleged that from December 2018, the suspect recruited and lured vulnerable groups in the community to open bank accounts at various banks in Gauteng with a compensation of R200 each.

Investigation further revealed that the suspect seized all the bank cards together with personal information numbers (PIN) to enable him to withdraw cash deposited into those accounts.

The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Pretoria successfully traced the suspect and arrested him at his home in Tladi, Soweto yesterday.

He was subsequently charged for fraud and money laundering. More arrests cannot be ruled out as investigation continues.