Western Cape pensioner jailed for duping property investors

2016-06-17 21:23


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Cape Town – A pensioner has been sentenced for conning people out of their money in a property development deal that never materialised, the Western Cape Hawks said on Friday.

Jacobus Johannes Lambrechts, 68, apparently took deposits from would-be buyers after showing them open spaces around Piketberg between 2007 and 2008, said Captain Lloyd Ramovha.

The total he received amounted to more than R700 000.

"The investors soon caught wind of the fact that they have been duped, and reported the matter," Ramovha said.

Lambrechts was arrested in September last year.

On Wednesday, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sentenced him to an effective three years in jail for fraud and theft.

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