Bogus medical doctor nabbed for fraud

DURBAN – In the early hours of the morning, the Trio Crime Task Team, Gluckstadt SAPS, Vryheid K9 Unit together with Vryheid Crime Intelligence Unit arrested a wanted bogus medical doctor for fraud.
Police received a complaint about a doctor who was practising at a local hospital in Mahlabathini who disappeared with a sum of R40 000-00 belonging to his colleagues. An intensive investigation revealed that the 24-year-old man was a fake doctor and was wanted for three fraud cases committed in Secunda and Mamelodi. He left the two areas and went to work at Mahlabathini as a doctor but disappeared after three months with a sum of cash. The matter was reported to the police and case of fraud was opened at Mahlabathini police station for investigation.
In the early hours of the morning police proceeded to Ntinini area in Babanango, where the suspect was arrested and charged for fraud. He took police to Mondlo where copies of tertiary certificates, cellphones, his tertiary gown and stethoscope were recovered. The investigation revealed that he was a medical student for a year before he dropped out. He will appear at the Vryheid Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the various units for the arrest.

Source: South African Police Service

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