SELF PROCLAIMED PASTOR ARRESTED FOR FRAUD IN VEHICLE PURCHASE SCHEME – N'wamitwa Times

SELF PROCLAIMED PASTOR ARRESTED FOR FRAUD IN VEHICLE PURCHASE SCHEME

In a successful operation driven by actionable intelligence, Limpopo police have apprehended a 30-year-old self-proclaimed male pastor from Groblersdal in connection with a fraudulent scheme involving the acquisition of a vehicle.

The suspect who has been masquerading as a religious leader was arrested earlier today. Saturday 09 March after it was discovered that he had submitted fraudulent documents in an attempt to purchase a luxury vehicle.

The arrest came as a result of a prompt reaction by the Provincial Tracking team which was tipped off about the suspect’s activities. The suspect, whose identity is being withheld pending further investigation was arrested when he arrived at the car dealership in Polokwane after the bank opened a case of fraud.

During the arrest, police confiscated the fraudulent bank statement, proof of employment and salary advice. It was established that the suspect used the details of an unsuspecting female congregant to create a profile and forged the document

The suspect will appear in Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday 11 March 2024.

“The SAPS is committed to rooting out fraud and corruption in all its forms and urges the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities. This arrest sends a clear message that crime does not pay and that the SAPS will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of all South Africans.,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.

Policing investigations are still continuing.

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