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Two held for Waterfront fraud

2013-03-10 19:59

Cape Town - Two people have been arrested for attempting to open an account using fraudulent documents, Western Cape police said on Sunday.

Captain Fredrick van Wyk said the man, 42, and a woman, 34, tried to open an account at a cellphone shop at the Waterfront for about R40 000 on Saturday.

A clerk became suspicious and notified police.

"Police investigated the matter further by visiting the homes of both suspects. They recovered equipment to falsify original documents, such as a laptop, printers and scanners."

Around 174 identity document, most of which had their photos removed, were also seized.

The two would appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday where they would face charges of forgery.

Comments
  • Jack - 2013-03-10 20:20

    This is news!. I mean is this NEWS? Are you really saying this is NEWS. Am I hallucinating?

      Sarah Mohotlane - 2013-03-10 21:06

      u really dnt knw what u want,yes dis is news,u always hear ppl saying is dis news,u also wanna say it,be urself.

  • piet.snot.77964 - 2013-03-10 20:22

    I wonder why the banks don't catch people opening bank accounts with fraudulent documents - how often do we hear of money from people being scammed being paid to bank accounts and when the scam is discovered and the banks are approached the scammers are gone - having used fraudulent documents.

      Wisethee Madimetja - 2013-03-10 23:26

      I think companies should start using finger print that'll make difficult for this criminals to use other peoples document. Every shop which provide credit should go this way even banks and they can ask Capitec bank for advise because they have that system

  • piet.snot.77964 - 2013-03-10 20:31

    I wonder why the banks don't catch people opening bank accounts with fraudulent documents - how often do we hear of money from people being scammed being paid to bank accounts and when the scam is discovered and the banks are approached the scammers are gone - having used fraudulent documents.

      tony.kirby1 - 2013-03-10 20:53

      pIET MOST OFTEN THE PERSON IN THE BANK IS INVOLVED FOR A SLICE OF THE PIE..

  • Janet Butler - 2013-03-10 21:29

    Wld luv to read more abt this-thieves!!

  • Michael James David - 2013-03-10 21:53

    This has happened to me twice now with MTN and truworths all I can say is catch the bastards that are doing this.

  • marion.wannenberg - 2013-03-11 10:00

    Seriously, "such as laptop, printers and scanners", nearly every single home has these machines genius and Id like to see you get a conviction on that. SAPS really need to up their game!!

      ohbizz.chabata - 2013-03-11 13:07

      True was thinking the same thing when I read the article. If police stormed into my house then I would be guilty too. I will however protest and say I dont have 174 IDs at my place

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