Conmen leave woman penniless

2011-12-03 00:00

AFTER being told that her money would magically multiply, a Verulam woman went as far as taking out bank loans running into hundreds of thousands of rands, only to be scammed and left penniless by two conmen.

SA Police Service detectives in Verulam are now hunting for the two men, allegedly Malawian, who managed to convince the gullible victim to surrender all her money, and the bank’s.

Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said the men posed as traditional healers and convinced the victim to take out large bank loans and to resign from work so that she would receive a lump-sum payout.

“The victim believed them when they said that they could magically multiply her money into millions of rands, so she handed over all her money to them,” said Mdunge.

The men disappeared and so did the cash.

“The first man is in his early thirties. He is of medium height and slender build, is very dark in complexion, has large eyes, a small moustache and has short hair. He speaks English with a foreign accent.

The second man is about 36, tall and of medium build, said Mdunge.

“He is dark in complexion, has rough facial skin, dimples, cuts on his right arm, a small moustache and very short hair.

“He also speaks English with a foreign accent.”

The police appeal to anyone with information to call the Verulam detectives at 032 541 5245.

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