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Soweto men arrested for fraud

2012-08-01 11:40

Johannesburg - Two Soweto men were arrested for fraud on Wednesday after putting money into a man's account, then transferring it out to other accounts, said Gauteng police.

They transferred R14 000 into the bank account of a 29-year-old man they had recently met in Jabulani, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele.

The man told police that, at the men's request, he opened a bank account then contacted them to give them his banking details.

"A man told police that his account was accredited on Tuesday by two men who approached him with a decent job offer along Bolani Road on July 12," said Makhubele.

The man said he went to the police on Tuesday when some of the money was transferred from his account to other, unknown accounts.

"The fraudsters began to contact the man shortly after police managed to stop further transactions from taking place," said Makhubele.

The men, aged 23 and 36, were arrested at their homes in Diepkloof and Pimville on Wednesday morning.

They were expected to appear soon in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

Makhubele said investigations were continuing and more arrests were expected.