Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods rate R500K

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Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods rate R500K

Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods rate R500K

By Jonisayi Maromo Time of article publishedNov 6, 2020

PRETORIA – Goods rate round R500,000 were confiscated by the police after an alleged online scammer used to be arrested in Florida, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) acknowledged on Friday.

“On Thursday afternoon, JMPD officers spotted a male carrying an unknown item below his arm drawing shut members of the general public. Officers grew to change into suspicious and approached the man, identifying themselves,” acknowledged JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.

For the duration of questioning by the JMPD officers, the man acknowledged he used to be selling his notebook computer to enhance cash to pay the rent.

“After asking quite a lot of questions it used to be found that the man used to be in reality lying and officers searched him, finding an airgun in his possession. Additional inspection used to be performed, which resulted in the man’s station within the Florida dwelling,” acknowledged Fihla.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) used to be known as to the scene.

“A search used to be performed on the man’s station and officers found that the suspect could perhaps be a bank card and online scammer. Assorted credit score playing cards and banking puny print from varied banks had been found in his dwelling,” acknowledged Fihla.

“The FNB fraud investigation station of job used to be contacted and they attended the scene to look at the findings. There were other varied objects found which had been purchased fraudulently online. All confiscated goods bear an estimated sign of R500,000 and this used to be booked in at Florida SAPS.”

Fihla acknowledged the suspect used to be detained for possession of suspected stolen property, contravening the Digital Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a copy firearm.

“The case used to be transferred to the Johannesburg commercial crimes investigation unit for extra investigation,” he acknowledged.

African News Agency

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