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News24.com | Eastern Cape man arrested for alleged fraud after nearly two years on the run

An alleged fraudster was arrested after being on the run for nearly two years.

An alleged fraudster was arrested after being on the run for nearly two years.

An
alleged fraudster from the Eastern Cape is set to appear in court on Friday
after being on the run for nearly two years.

He
was traced and arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation
team in Cape Town, after police in Dutywa in the Eastern Cape requested their
assistance.

“The
dedicated team spent sleepless nights ensuring that the suspect is brought to
book,” Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase said.

“It
is alleged that in 2019, the suspect allegedly committed fraud and money
laundering in the Eastern Cape. The suspect then fled the Eastern Cape for the
Western Cape, where he took up employment,” Nkwalase said.

Police
in the Western Cape received a tip-off that he was in Somerset West and
effected an arrest on Thursday.

The
suspect is expected to appear in the Somerset West Magistrate’s Court on
Friday.


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