Cape waiter nabbed in suspected R100 000 card scam syndicate

2016-06-09 12:23

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Cape Town – A waiter has appeared in court after being found with a card machine that resulted in his employer losing over R100 000 in transactions, the Western Cape Hawks said on Thursday.

Tawanda Chirume, 24, was arrested last week for unauthorised possession of a point of sale device, spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said.

Chirume allegedly used the device to process customer payments, even though it did not belong to the establishment.

“It is suspected that Chirume is part of a wider syndicate that thrives on defrauding businesses as well as customers’ bank accounts,” Ramovha said.

He appeared in Grabouw Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. His bail hearing was postponed for a week.

In a separate matter, two people were arrested at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday morning for allegedly being in possession of a point of sale device and several suspected cloned credit cards.

They were expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court later on Thursday.

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