Joburg scammer arrested in possession of goods worth R500K
PRETORIA – Goods worth round R500,000 accept as true with been confiscated by the police after an alleged on-line scammer became arrested in Florida, the Johannesburg Metro Police Division (JMPD) talked about on Friday.
“On Thursday afternoon, JMPD officers spotted a male carrying an unknown merchandise below his arm drawing reach contributors of the general public. Officers became suspicious and approached the man, identifying themselves,” talked about JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.
All the arrangement by questioning by the JMPD officers, the man talked about he became selling his laptop to think cash to pay the hire.
“After asking quite loads of questions it became chanced on that the man became undoubtedly lying and officers searched him, finding an airgun in his possession. Extra inspection became performed, which resulted in the man’s plight in the Florida home,” talked about Fihla.
The South African Police Carrier (SAPS) became called to the scene.
“A search became performed at the man’s plight and officers chanced on that the suspect is commonly a bank card and on-line scammer. A form of credit score playing cards and banking tiny print from quite loads of banks accept as true with been chanced on in his home,” talked about Fihla.
“The FNB fraud investigation office became contacted and so they attended the scene to review the findings. There accept as true with been other varied objects chanced on which accept as true with been purchased fraudulently on-line. All confiscated goods accept as true with an estimated value of R500,000 and this became booked in at Florida SAPS.”
Fihla talked about the suspect became detained for possession of suspected stolen property, contravening the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a copy firearm.
“The case became transferred to the Johannesburg industrial crimes investigation unit for extra investigation,” he talked about.
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