Joburg scammer arrested in possession of items price R500K
By Jonisayi Maromo Nov 6, 2020
PRETORIA – Goods price spherical R500,000 beget been confiscated by the police after an alleged online scammer became arrested in Florida, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) mentioned on Friday.
“On Thursday afternoon, JMPD officers noticed a male carrying an unknown merchandise below his arm coming near near participants of the final public. Officers modified into suspicious and approached the actual person, figuring out themselves,” mentioned JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.
All the diagram thru questioning by the JMPD officers, the actual person mentioned he became selling his laptop to assign money to pay the lease.
“After asking several questions it became chanced on that the actual person became with out a doubt mendacity and officers searched him, discovering an airgun in his possession. Additional inspection became performed, which resulted in the actual person’s location in the Florida say,” mentioned Fihla.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) became referred to as to the scene.
“A search became performed on the actual person’s location and officers chanced on that the suspect in most cases is a credit rating card and online scammer. Diversified credit rating cards and banking small print from diversified banks had been conceal in his residence,” mentioned Fihla.
“The FNB fraud investigation place of industrial became contacted and they attended the scene to envision the findings. There had been diversified diversified items chanced on which beget been bought fraudulently online. All confiscated items beget an estimated rate of R500,000 and this became booked in at Florida SAPS.”
Fihla mentioned the suspect became detained for possession of suspected stolen property, contravening the Digital Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a duplicate firearm.
“The case became transferred to the Johannesburg industrial crimes investigation unit for further investigation,” he mentioned.
African Data Agency