Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods price R500K
By Jonisayi Maromo Nov 6, 2020
PRETORIA – Goods price spherical R500,000 beget been confiscated by the police after an alleged on-line scammer used to be arrested in Florida, the Johannesburg Metro Police Division (JMPD) said on Friday.
“On Thursday afternoon, JMPD officers spotted a male carrying an unknown item beneath his arm drawing shut participants of the public. Officers grew to turned into suspicious and approached the man, identifying themselves,” said JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.
Right via questioning by the JMPD officers, the man said he used to be selling his pc pc to enhance cash to pay the lease.
“After asking several questions it used to be found that the man used to be the truth is lying and officers searched him, discovering an airgun in his possession. Extra inspection used to be conducted, which ended in the man’s dwelling within the Florida space,” said Fihla.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) used to be known as to the scene.
“A search used to be conducted at the man’s dwelling and officers found that the suspect will most definitely be a credit card and on-line scammer. Various bank cards and banking particulars from a form of banks were found in his house,” said Fihla.
“The FNB fraud investigation place of job used to be contacted and they attended the scene to take a look at the findings. There beget been other diverse objects found which beget been bought fraudulently on-line. All confiscated goods beget an estimated price of R500,000 and this used to be booked in at Florida SAPS.”
Fihla said the suspect used to be detained for possession of suspected stolen property, contravening the Digital Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a reproduction firearm.
“The case used to be transferred to the Johannesburg commercial crimes investigation unit for extra investigation,” he said.
African Info Agency