Alleged scamster arrested in Bishops Court

2017-04-21 14:58

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A Bishops Court woman who allegedly masqueraded as a consultant from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and conned several small business owners has been arrested. 

According to a report from the Hawks the woman was arrested on Thursday (20 April) and made her first court appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on the same day. 

Hawks spokesperson, Captain Lloyd Ramovha, says the 48-year-old woman who allegedly  scammed business owners in KwaZulu Natal out of over R2 million has been on the the run for over two years and was nabbed from her hideout in the early hours of Thursday at the upmarket suburb of Bishops Court. 

“She allegedly promised the unsuspecting victims that she would help fast-track their applications for funding to start or expand their entities, consequently she would then produce fraudulent approval letters purportedly from the DTI and collect a fee for her efforts. 

He says further investigations have established that she has an outstanding 2013 warrant of arrest from Randburg Magistrate’s Court for similar allegations with potential losses of over R60 million. 

She will remain in custody and is expected to appear in court again on Monday where the case is expected to be transferred the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Durban.   

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