Fraud and stolen Transnet property worth millions, Hawks arrest suspect

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Fraud and stolen Transnet property worth millions, Hawks arrest suspect
Fraud and stolen Transnet property worth millions, Hawks arrest suspect

A 57-year-old man is expected to appear before the Atteridgeville Magistrates Court on Friday 31 July 2020, for alleged fraud and possession of suspected stolen property.

It is alleged that the suspect and his accomplice, Mitchell Kruger (35) who is out on bail since February, allegedly sold copper using fraudulent Transnet documents at a scrapyard in January this year.

The Pretoria and Bloemfontein Serious Organised Crime Investigation teams conducted a search warrant at a farm in Glen, Bloemfontein where they found the suspect in possession of fraudulent Transnet documents.

Upon searching the premises, police seized electronic equipment and cellphones linked to the January case.

Further information was received about a truck in full capacity with suspected Transnet stolen chassis and steel material, while the team was still busy conducting the search.

A team of investigators followed on the information which led them to a scrapyard in Germiston where chassis and steel material worth over R2 million were offloaded and seized.

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