Suspect in custody for defrauding a teacher

2017-11-24 06:00


A 42-YEAR-OLD man is in custody for allegedly pretending to be a Road Accident Fund employee.

He will appear in Matatiele Magistrate’s Court for bail application on November 23.

Police arrested two men with fake RAF documents after telling a teacher they were RAF employees on November 5.

According to police, one man was charged for impersonating a RAF employee, possession of fake RAF documents and defrauding the teacher of R3 500.

It is unclear on why the second man was not charged.

The teacher told Fever that on November 3 the men said they could assist her with an additional claim for her injured arm after her accident in 2006, for which she was paid R2 000 000 this year.

The teacher paid R1 000 for their accommodation at a B&B, R500 for their petrol and she gave R1 000 to each man, which they promised to repay. Last week Fever published the story.

SAPS spokesperson Captain Raphael Motloung said police, who worked on the case, were given certificates by Matatiele Station Commander Lieutenant Maphelo Ngame.

“Police displayed excellent performances when they arrested the men,” said Motloung.


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