Joburg scammer arrested in possession of products fee R500K
PRETORIA – Goods fee round R500,000 were confiscated by the police after an alleged online scammer modified into arrested in Florida, the Johannesburg Metro Police Division (JMPD) acknowledged on Friday.
“On Thursday afternoon, JMPD officers spotted a male carrying an unknown item under his arm drawing near participants of the final public. Officers became suspicious and approached the actual person, figuring out themselves,” acknowledged JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.
For the interval of questioning by the JMPD officers, the actual person acknowledged he modified into promoting his computer to elevate money to pay the hire.
“After asking a few questions it modified into came all over that the actual person modified into in fact lying and officers searched him, discovering an airgun in his possession. Additional inspection modified into performed, which ended in the actual person’s space within the Florida problem,” acknowledged Fihla.
The South African Police Provider (SAPS) modified into called to the scene.
“A search modified into performed on the actual person’s space and officers came all over that the suspect may well presumably well well be a credit card and online scammer. A good deal of bank cards and banking particulars from completely different banks were came all over in his dwelling,” acknowledged Fihla.
“The FNB fraud investigation space of industrial modified into contacted and additionally they attended the scene to substantiate the findings. There were other a form of items came all over which were bought fraudulently online. All confiscated goods have an estimated cost of R500,000 and this modified into booked in at Florida SAPS.”
Fihla acknowledged the suspect modified into detained for possession of suspected stolen property, contravening the Digital Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a reproduction firearm.
“The case modified into transferred to the Johannesburg commercial crimes investigation unit for extra investigation,” he acknowledged.
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