Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods worth R500K

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Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods worth R500K

Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods worth R500K

By Jonisayi Maromo Time of article publishedNov 6, 2020

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PRETORIA – Items worth spherical R500,000 were confiscated by the police after an alleged on-line 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 merchandise below his arm drawing procedure contributors of the public. Officers change into suspicious and approached the man, identifying themselves,” acknowledged JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.

All the diagram via questioning by the JMPD officers, the man acknowledged he used to be selling his laptop to amass money to pay the rent.

“After asking loads of questions it used to be found that the man used to be essentially mendacity and officers searched him, discovering an airgun in his possession. Extra inspection used to be performed, which led to the man’s set in the Florida home,” acknowledged Fihla.

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

“A search used to be performed at the man’s set and officers found that the suspect shall be a bank card and on-line scammer. Varied bank cards and banking small print from masses of banks had been found in his home,” acknowledged Fihla.

“The FNB fraud investigation office used to be contacted and so they attended the scene to examine the findings. There were masses of masses of things found which were purchased fraudulently on-line. All confiscated goods have an estimated rate 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 reproduction firearm.

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

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