Couple nabbed for lying

2015-11-03 06:00

A married couple were arrested in Maitland for lying about their car getting stolen.

The husband (25) had alleged that his wife (33) drove their car, a Volkswagen Polo. They stopped at a garage in Voortrekker Road in Maitland where their car was taken from them at gunpoint.

After video footage was obtained it came to light that the husband was the driver of the car and that there had been no-one else with him.

Sergeants Steven Pritchard and Andrea Appies of Maitland detective services led the investigation that resulted in them being arrested. They appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on charges of perjury and defeating the ends of justice.

Maitland police spokesperson Constable Lorencial Johnson says police would like to once again caution members of the public not to lie when reporting crimes, especially for insurance fraud.

“The truth will eventually come out and affect the case negatively, resulting in the original charges cancelled and the complainant facing criminal charges in court,” he says.

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