Two fraudsters nabbed in the act

NELSPRUIT - Two female alleged fraudsters aged 31 and 45 from Driekoppies and Matsulu were arrested in Matsamo Mall outside Malelane close to Eswatini boarder for one successful and one failed fraudulent transaction in one of the banks in the country on Friday, 03 February 2023.

According to information, the suspects made a loan of an undisclosed amount of cash which was successfully paid into their account. Greediness led them to make another application for a credit card. Little did they know that their previous failed fraudulent activities in the same bank at Kamaqhekeza Plaza was going to be cascaded to their counterparts in Matsamo Mall. When the bank consultant was busy processing their credit card application, information was received from Kamaqhekeza that there was a lookout for two ladies who attempted to make fraudulent applications. The bank contacted Schoemansdal police who reacted quickly and the two suspects were arrested.

The duo is expected to appear at the Nkomazi Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, 07 February 2023.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela was overwhelmed about the arrest and indicated that the case will be dealt with by the team of specialists to ascertain if the suspects are operating alone or it's a syndicate.

Source: South African Police Service