Fraud accused appears in court

2017-02-15 06:01

A LOCAL man appeared in the Amanzimtoti court on Tuesday, 14 February and was charged with several counts of fraud amounting to more than R1 000 000.

The modus operandi of the accused was to allegedly pretend to be a pastor who travels all over the province to preach.

Approaching mostly churchgoers and respected members of the community, the accused claimed he had government tenders and would be able to secure subcontractors for jobs for a certain amount of money to be paid up front. In some instances, Gcoba offered to obtain CK numbers or training for individuals at a price. Once the victims have paid the money, the accused would invariably evade conversations with them claiming to be in meetings or preaching elsewhere, not honouring agreements. The matter has been postponed to Friday, 17 February, because the accused obtained a legal aid attorney. Anyone with information, or who was “scammed” can contact Sergeant Mlaba from Amanzimtoti SAPS on 031 913 1344.

He remains in police custody.

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