Suspect arrested for fraudulently selling people’s houses, Mdantsane

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Suspect arrested for fraudulently selling people's houses, Mdantsane
Suspect arrested for fraudulently selling people's houses, Mdantsane

In an effort to show their commitment to investigate the criminal conduct which has endangered the safety and security of the community and bringing the perpetrators thereof to justice, Mdantsane cluster commercial crime task team arrested a 48-year-old suspect for 8 counts of fraud on Friday 14 February 2020.

The 48-year-old suspect was under the investigation from 2018, soon after reports that he allegedly unlawfully and fraudulently sold people’s houses that were not on the market for sale and cashed in on those false transactions in and around Mdantsane since 2016 but victims never opened cases.

A lifestyle audit of the suspect will be conducted with the assistance of the Asset Forfeiture unit.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court on fraud charges soon.

Mdantsane cluster commander, Major General Henry Vos commended his team of commercial crime-fighting investigators for this arrest.

“If the deal is too good to be true, pull away and report it on SAPS Crime Stop, 08600 10 111 or nearest police station. I would like to urge the members of the public to refrain from releasing payment before the deal is finalised and they have seen and satisfied with the goods or items on offer by the seller. Fraudsters are always defrauding them of their hard earned money,” he said.

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