Petrol attendant appears for cloning bank cards

2015-04-10 12:37

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Cape Town - A petrol attendant at the One Stop filling station in False Bay in Cape Town, appeared in court on Thursday, for allegedly using a skimming device to clone the petrol cards of 58 customers.

Robert Mhlaba, 39, of Khayelitsha, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, before Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg.

Prosecutor Gertrude Magopeni said that Mhlaba had used the skimming device to obtain the secret data on the bank cards and, with the use of the data, cloned bank cards.

The prosecutor alleges that he used the duplicated bank cards to make fraudulent purchases worth R24 054 at filling stations all over the Peninsula, including Eerste River, Somerset West, the Strand, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Brackenfell, Goodwood and Parow.

He faces 58 charges of fraud, one of conspiracy to commit fraud, one charge of the unlawful possession of a skimming device, 12 relating to his unauthorised access to data, and one relating to his unauthorised use of card data.

The court extended his R2 000 bail, and warned him to appear again on May 19.

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