Randfontein property sale scam, fraudster arrested

South African Police Service

Randfontein property sale scam, fraudster arrested
Randfontein property sale scam, fraudster arrested

An intelligence driven operation conducted by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Johannesburg resulted in the arrest of an alleged fraudster for property sale scam involving approximately R1 million.

It is alleged that Fhatuwani Nicholas Ngodiseni (37) fraudulently created a duplicate email address to launder money from a Randfontein potential property buyer in October 2017.

Further investigation revealed that Ngodiseni allegedly intercepted and re-directed the property buyer to his email address where he provided new banking details of which over R1 000 040-00 was transferred.

The investigation team successfully obtained a warrant of arrest for Ngodiseni, he was consequently traced and arrested in Pretoria on Wednesday, 3 November.

He appeared on the same day at the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court and the matter was stood down to yesterday for legal representation.

Ngodiseni has been granted a R4000-00 bail and the case was postponed to 22 November 2021 for docket disclosure.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service