Man (48) sentenced for theft with Sassa, Easypay cards

2017-10-18 06:01

The Hawks’ provincial head in the Northern Cape, Maj.Gen. Kholekile Galawe, has welcomed the 12-month sentence handed down to Shadrik Mzwencaki Jantjie (48) for contravention of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005.

The sentence, passed by the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (11/10), followed Jantjie’s arrest after he had been caught with­drawing money from an ATM with clients’ cards.

Also found in his possession were 78 cards of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Easypay, as well as over R15 000 in cash.

According to Capt. Philani Nkwalase, the arrest was a result of a disruptive ope­ration conducted by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Unit in the Kimberley Central Business District (CBD) on 31 July.

Jantjie pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or payment of a R20 000 fine, of which R2 000 is payable immediately, followed by R1 000 instalments.

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