By A Correspondent– A South African court has convicted and sentenced a 32 year- old Zimbabwean man to 23 years for committing fraud cases of over R1. 6 million.
Arthur Moyo was found guilty and sentenced by the Emalahleni Regional Court last Friday.
Moyo was Convicted for four counts of fraud and one count of contravening Sec18(1) and Sec18 (2) of the Identification Act Act 68 of 1997. He was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment, however, the Court ruled that accused will serve 15 years effectively.
Moyo’s Conviction came after he went to Nel Auto Mazda Witbank and Ford in Nelspruit and used counterfeit bank statements, Salary slips, counterfeit ID documents bearing his photo to made applications for vehicle finance in November 2017. After the applications were approved he collected the said vehicles.
The same Modus Oparandi was used at Klerksdorp Motor Smart on 17 November 2016. Again in Polokwane Galactic Auto on 13 January 2017. Lastly in Rustenburg, Leons Rustenburg Ford on 13 January 2017. The total value suffered by the banks is over R1. 6 Million.
The Provincial Head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Major General Zodwa Mokoena welcome the sentence. She further applauded the investigating team for securing a successful conviction on multiple cases in all three provinces which are Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng.