Fake dress maker busted

2015-11-24 06:00

A 33-year-old woman from Atlantis who was pretending to be a wedding dress maker, was arrested by Woodstock police at her home last week.

Her arrest follows an intense investigation into a theft under false pretences incident that was reported.

The complainant was defrauded of R3 700 in cash when she reacted to a post on the internet about wedding dresses for affordable prices from Wedding Junkies.

It is been alleged that the suspect pretended to be a wedding dress maker and as soon as the customers deposit money into her account, she disappears. Information obtained during the investigation revealed that the suspect can be linked to similar previous incidents.

During her arrest earlier, police confiscated an internet dongle, two simcards and an Alcatel tablet computer that will be sent for forensic evaluation to determine whether the equipment was used for the offences.

The suspect is currently in police custody and will appear in the Cape Town magistrates’ court soon to face multiple charges related to theft under false pretences.

The Woodstock police is calling on any victim where the same modus operandi was used to contact Detective Mondi Mtyeku on 021 486 2840.

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