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Public warned of bogus cops

2012-07-12 13:44

Johannesburg - The public have been warned to beware of people posing as police officers, Free State police said on Thursday.

Captain Galeboe Maloka said bogus cops would phone the parents of suspects in police custody and inform them money was needed for bail, or a fine.

"Four cases were recently reported whereby parents have deposited money into the bogus cops' accounts, ranging between R350 and R3 000. Bail and fines are not paid into anyone's personal account, but at the police station or magistrates' court."

Maloka said no arrests had been made yet.

Comments
  • Greg - 2012-07-12 13:49

    The sad reality is that the culprits are probably not 'bogus cops', just corrupt cops, like so many!!

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-12 14:11

      Cops should start handing in their uniforms at the end of a shift...

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-12 14:12

      As well as ID's... Everything they use in the job should be handed back!

      bernpm - 2012-07-12 14:19

      Is that the reason for not liking these army to get into the Cape town problem areas? We don't know the real cops from the bogus ones. But....the gangsters know....and the minister does not....scary!

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-07-12 13:51

    Last I heard, SA had 180 000 "bogus cops"

  • kevin.kramer111 - 2012-07-12 13:59

    How would we know the difference...? Is there a difference..?

  • ken.rowe.509 - 2012-07-12 14:18

    Real cops no doubt...that's how they know who's been arrested.

  • Johnnys_Place - 2012-07-12 14:20

    We also have a cabinet full of bogus politicians !!

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-12 14:41

      zuma reminds me of "Mr Bogus" the cartoon

      Johnnys_Place - 2012-07-12 15:43

      Just Googled "Mr Bogus"... you are right !

  • martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-12 14:39

    what? all of them? it goes without saying, just be warned about all of em, bogus ones are indistinguishable from the not bogus ones, except the bogus ones will be in shape, and be able to shoot properly,

  • badballie - 2012-07-12 14:51

    HINT, if he wears a blue uniform the chances are he is bogus, South Africa is the blue mafia haven of Africa.

  • Abram - 2012-07-12 15:27

    If they cn trace phone numbers and conversations especially when dealing with women murdering husband cases surely they can aswell arrest these bastard of hoe?

  • mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-10-15 13:50

    ah

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