Three alleged fraudsters arrested

The Middelburg based team of the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation and Standard Bank Intelligence team conducted an operation on 15 October 2021 at the Witband CBD which led to the arrest of three suspects for contravention of the Electronic Communication and Transaction Act-related charges.

The suspects were allegedly cloning bank cards when they were caught with a number of bank cards with a nexgo vodapay maxpay device in the CBD. The bank cards and the device were seized. The suspects aged between 42 and 49 were detained. They were charged with possession of suspected stolen property and contravention of the Electronic Communication and Transaction.

They will appear in the Witbank Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 18 October 2021.

Source: South African Police Service

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