Fraudster robs thousands from elderly through SIM-swaps

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE DIRECTORATE FOR PRIORITY CRIME INVESTIGATION

(HAWKS)

EASTERN CAPE – Luvuyo Sivuyile Madikizela (26) has on Monday appeared before the East London Magistrate court for fraud amounting to just over R850 000.

It is alleged that on June 17, 2014 Madikizela visited a cellphone shop in East London and fraudulently conducted two SIM swaps. After doing so he then allegedly transferred into his account  just over R470 000 from an account belonging to a 73-year-old man from Durban and approximately R380 000 from an account of a 72-year-old woman from Cape Town.

Madikizela was arrested on Monday by the Serious Commercial Crime wing of the Hawks. He was granted  R1000 bail and his next court appearance will be on 2 June 2017.

Enquiries: Captain Anelisa Feni @ 071 481 3251

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