Joburg scammer arrested in possession of items price R500K

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Joburg scammer arrested in possession of items price R500K

Joburg scammer arrested in possession of items price R500K

By Jonisayi Maromo Time of article publishedNov 6, 2020

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PRETORIA – Goods price around R500,000 like been 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 seen a male carrying an unknown item below his arm drawing attain participants of the public. Officers change into suspicious and approached the person, identifying themselves,” acknowledged JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.

Throughout questioning by the JMPD officers, the person acknowledged he used to be selling his notebook computer to spice up money to pay the hire.

“After asking quite quite a bit of questions it used to be discovered that the person used to be truly lying and officers searched him, finding an airgun in his possession. Extra inspection used to be conducted, which resulted in the person’s put of dwelling in the Florida plan,” acknowledged Fihla.

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

“A search used to be conducted on the person’s put of dwelling and officers discovered that the suspect is mostly a credit card and on-line scammer. A range of bank cards and banking details from diverse banks had been show in his home,” acknowledged Fihla.

“The FNB fraud investigation put of dwelling of job used to be contacted they in most cases attended the scene to seem on the findings. There had been diverse diverse objects discovered which like been bought fraudulently on-line. All confiscated items like an estimated price 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 Electronic Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a replica firearm.

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

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