Couple accused of defrauding Venezuelan farmer

2015-02-11 21:24
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Johannesburg - A man and his wife are expected to appear in a Limpopo court on Thursday for allegedly defrauding a farmer in Venezuela of over R180 000, the Hawks said.

Cedric Dolphane Djiki, 25, from Cameroon, and his Limpopo wife, Marlyn Lethabo Molobela, also 25, are expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court to apply for bail, spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Wednesday.

The farmer ordered chemicals online from the couple's allegedly fake company, Molobela ML Trading.

"Upon contacting them the victim was made to pay the money upfront, which included shipping the products to Venezuela. The man became suspicious when he was told to deposit more money and immediately alerted the Hawks, who wasted no time in investigating the matter," Mulaudzi said.

The transaction led police to Molobela, who was arrested on 3 February.

Djiki was arrested on 5 February, when he went to court to support his wife.

The Hawks confiscated fraudulent tax certificates and other forged documents which were sent to the victim to make the transaction appear genuine.

 

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