Yesterday, 20 May 2015 members from the Durban Commercial Unit arrested a 76-year-old suspect for fraud to the value of R2.4 Million in the Durban Central Business District. It is alleged that the suspect has been going around posing as an attorney. The Mthiyane family hired him to round off their estate believing that he was a practicing attorney.
The suspect transferred the amount of R2.4 Million to his personal account and spent the money on his personal expenses. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was not a lawyer and the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society confirmed that the suspect was not a practicing attorney. The suspect was arrest at his business premises on Smith Street in Durban, he will appear in the Commercial Crimes Court today, 21 May 2015 facing charges of Fraud. The investigators believe that many people have fallen victim to the same scam by the suspect, they are urged to come forward and open cases.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni applauded the interception of the fraud suspect. ‘We are appealing to anyone who might have defrauded by the suspect to come forward and open cases so that they will be fully investigated, she said.
Source : South African Police Service