Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods fee R500K
PRETORIA – Items fee around R500,000 devour been confiscated by the police after an alleged on-line scammer became once arrested in Florida, the Johannesburg Metro Police Division (JMPD) acknowledged on Friday.
“On Thursday afternoon, JMPD officers spotted a male carrying an unknown item underneath his arm drawing near members of the public. Officers became suspicious and approached the person, figuring out themselves,” acknowledged JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.
For the length of questioning by the JMPD officers, the person acknowledged he became once promoting his pc to rob cash to pay the hire.
“After asking several questions it became once discovered that the person became once truly lying and officers searched him, discovering an airgun in his possession. Additional inspection became once conducted, which led to the person’s plight within the Florida home,” acknowledged Fihla.
The South African Police Provider (SAPS) became once known as to the scene.
“A search became once conducted on the person’s plight and officers discovered that the suspect is continuously a credit rating card and on-line scammer. Various credit rating playing cards and banking most significant factors from varied banks were discovered in his home,” acknowledged Fihla.
“The FNB fraud investigation net site of job became once contacted and they also attended the scene to compare the findings. There were varied varied objects discovered which devour been bought fraudulently on-line. All confiscated goods devour an estimated label of R500,000 and this became once booked in at Florida SAPS.”
Fihla acknowledged the suspect became once detained for possession of suspected stolen property, contravening the Digital Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a reproduction firearm.
“The case became once transferred to the Johannesburg commercial crimes investigation unit for further investigation,” he acknowledged.
African Files Agency