Pietermaritzburg hospital employment scam, suspect arrested

South African Police Service

Pietermaritzburg hospital employment scam, suspect arrested
Pietermaritzburg hospital employment scam, suspect arrested

We would like to caution citizens to always be vigilant of people demanding money for employment. Those that are aware of employment scams or illegal employment activities, should immediately report such to the police.

On 3 September 2020, police arrested a 58-year-old man at KwaNdengezi and he will appear in court soon for fraud committed in Pietermaritzburg early this year. It is alleged that the suspect would phone his victims and offer them jobs at a hospital in Pietermaritzburg.

He told his victims that he was employed as a human resources manager and has the means to get them employment if they deposited a required amount of cash into his account. The victims then deposited the required cash and the suspect vanished with the money. The matter was reported to police and a case of fraud was opened at the Prestbury police station for investigation.

Investigations are still ongoing and there is a possibility that he could be linked to more fraud cases. Victims who were scammed and did not report to police are urged to come forward and contact Detective Warrant Officer Sanka on 082 459 7915 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula applauded the police for arresting the suspect. “The community members should not trust people who promise them employment and demand cash. Jobs are not for sale and if anyone is caught doing such, they will be arrested and charged,” he said.

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