Two suspected fraudsters, Kehinde Na-Allah, 46, and Ndiitwani Nelwamondo, 40, have appeared before the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court after the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime team arrested them in connection with a luxury property fraudulent transaction.
It was gathered that the pair had been charged with fraud and money laundering after investigation revealed that in May 2018, they conspired and sent an email to a victim who was in the process of buying a property at an Estate in Midrand.
Captain Lloyd Ramovha, who spoke for the Police, said the email that resembled that of the conveyancing attorneys stated that the banking details of the firm have changed.
“ The new banking details purportedly belonging to the conveyancers were given to the aspirant home owner. The victim proceeded to make the payment of R2.8 million, unaware that he was actually being scammed and that his email had been compromised.
“The hawks’ investigation linked the phoney account to the pair. The team is hot on the heels of a few other individuals whose accounts were used to launder the proceeds. The court granted the pair R5000 bail each in pending their next appearance on April 12, 2021 for docket disclosure,” he said.