Petrol station attendant in court for fraud

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Cape Town - A petrol attendant at the One Stop filling station in False Bay, Cape Town, appeared in a Cape Town court on Thursday for allegedly cloning the petrol cards of 58 customers.

Robert Mhlaba, 39, of Khayelitsha, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on 58 charges of fraud, one of conspiracy to commit fraud, one of the unlawful possession of a skimming device, 12 relating to his unauthorised access to data, and one relating to his unauthorised use of card data.

Prosecutor Gertrude Magopeni alleges he used a so-called skimming device to obtain the data on the magnetic strips of bank cards and then created cloned cards.

He allegedly used the cards to make fraudulent purchases worth R24 054 at filling stations all over the Cape Peninsula, including Eerste River, Somerset West, Strand, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Brackenfell, Goodwood, and Parow.

The court extended his R2000 bail, and warned him to appear again in court again on May 19.

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