Assistance with fraud investigation wanted

2016-12-06 06:01

THE Pinetown Trio Task Team is seeking information that could help in solving fraud cases and is asking the public to assist them.
In December 2014 a fraud syndicate approached a number of people­ in the Bayview, Chatsworth and Phoenix areas promising to arrange home and personal loans through various financial institutions.
Syndicate members forced the victims to apply for cell phone contracts and took the actual handsets for themselves.
Some of the applications who applied for loans at various banks were granted loans and the suspects­ ­allegedly pocketed 70% of the amount granted for themselves.
An appeal is made for victims, whether a case was opened or not, to contact the investigating officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Myrin Ogle on 031 325 5030 or 082 556 8719.

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