Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods price R500K
By Jonisayi Maromo 14h ago
PRETORIA – Items price around R500,000 were confiscated by the police after an alleged online scammer turned into as soon as arrested in Florida, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) talked about on Friday.
“On Thursday afternoon, JMPD officers spotted a male carrying an unknown merchandise below his arm impending individuals of the final public. Officers turned suspicious and approached the actual person, identifying themselves,” talked about JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.
All over questioning by the JMPD officers, the actual person talked about he turned into as soon as promoting his notebook computer to develop money to pay the rent.
“After asking loads of questions it turned into as soon as chanced on that the actual person turned into as soon as in actuality mendacity and officers searched him, finding an airgun in his possession. Additional inspection turned into as soon as performed, which resulted in the actual person’s region in the Florida situation,” talked about Fihla.
The South African Police Carrier (SAPS) turned into as soon as called to the scene.
“A search turned into as soon as performed on the actual person’s region and officers chanced on that the suspect is step by step a bank card and online scammer. Various credit cards and banking vital aspects from assorted banks were chanced on in his home,” talked about Fihla.
“The FNB fraud investigation workplace turned into as soon as contacted and they attended the scene to examine the findings. There were assorted assorted items chanced on which were purchased fraudulently online. All confiscated goods earn an estimated cost of R500,000 and this turned into as soon as booked in at Florida SAPS.”
Fihla talked about the suspect turned into as soon as detained for possession of suspected stolen property, contravening the Digital Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a reproduction firearm.
“The case turned into as soon as transferred to the Johannesburg industrial crimes investigation unit for added investigation,” he talked about.
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