The police in South Africa are set to arraign a 47-year-old suspect man for fraud and possession of stolen properties.
The suspect, who is expected to appear before the Durban Magistrates Court, was arrested after an intelligence driven operation that was conducted over the weekend by Durban Central District Task Team.
Security Watch Africa reports that the team pounced on the suspect who was withdrawing cash from different South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) cards at an ATM on Anton Lembede Street.
It was gathered that the suspect had bought an exclusive Mercedes Benz from the fraud money, recently.
Acting Provincial Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Thulani Gonya, who spoke on the arrest said, “Seventy SASSA cards were seized from the suspect and cash of R7640-00 was also recovered. His vehicle was also seized by police. Further investigation conducted by the team led them to the suspect’s residence in Umhlanga where a USB stick was found after being thrown out of the window.
“It was seized by police for further investigation. The suspect was placed under arrest for fraud as well as possession of stolen property. I am pleased with the arrest of the fraudster and the seizure of SASSA cards.
“It is heart breaking to learn that there are people who are robbing our citizens who wait anxiously for their money but only to be disappointed when no monies are paid into their accounts.
“A thorough investigation will be conducted to ensure that all involved are brought to book.”