Police seek two fraudsters­selling houses

2017-02-01 06:02
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Paballo Molibeli

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The Bloemfontein police are searching for two fraudsters after swindling property buyers in Bloemfontein out of large amounts of money by fraudulently selling houses and unoccupied sites to them.

Teboho Diamond (35) and Paballo Patience Molibeli (28) apparently acted as agents selling properties.

Sgt Thabo Litabe, police spokesperson, said Molibeli was the owner of Empilweni Travel and Tours in Bloemfontein.

He said the pair were reportedly still on the run after allegedly defrauding house buyers out of large amounts of money, amounting to more than R1 million.

He said there has not yet been a breakthrough in finding the two suspects.

Litable said 25 cases of fraud had been registered against Molibeli after the exposure of fraudulent deals in November 2014.

“Molibeli is suspected to have benefited from these illicit dealings.The value of the 25 cases combined exceeds R1 million,” he said.

Litabe said, according to investigation, Molibeli had sold numerous houses and unoccupied stands in residential areas such as Bergman Square, Turflaagte, Rocklands and Heidedal in Bloemfontein, to different people. None of the deals by Molibeli have been completed, leaving the buyers in distress, as her whereabouts are unknown.

“She is suspected to be in Welkom at the moment, where she might be continuing with her trade,” said Litabe.

He said two persons apparently employed by Molibeli had been arrested, but released after their cases were taken of the roll.

Litabe said the second suspect, Diamond, was wanted for allegedly defrauding a police officer of R80 000 by selling the victim a house in 2012.

He allegedly disappeared without comple-ting the transaction of the property.

Anyone with information about Molibeli can call the nearest police station, or investigator WO Thembile Bolsiek, on 051-503-2894 or 082-526-2589.

Anyonone with information about Diamond can call investigator Const. Letsatsi Motseki on 082-526-2589 or 051-503-2894.

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