Two men appear in Northern Cape court for vehicle finance fraud

Magistrates' Court (Duncan Alfreds, News24)
Magistrates' Court (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Two suspects appeared in the Upington Magistrates' Court in the Northern Cape for charges relating to vehicle fraud.

The Hawks arrested Marius Jacobs and Jan-ray April for allegedly using fraudulent documents to purchase a vehicle in April last year.

"Jacobs and April bought the R350 000 vehicle using a fraudulent payslip, [and] a fake job employment confirmation accompanied with a permanent contract.

"The two managed to get away with a bank approved vehicle loan of a Golf GTI," Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said in a statement on Sunday.

The bank uncovered the scheme and reported it to the Hawks. A detailed investigation resulted in the arrest of the pair and the seizure of the vehicle.

They were granted R1 000 bail each and are due back in court on November 20.

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