News 1.11.2017 02:07 pm

Bogus police officer selling police jobs caught

The police uniform and other items found inside the suspect's room at Winnie Mandela Zone 5 on October 23.

The police uniform and other items found inside the suspect's room at Winnie Mandela Zone 5 on October 23.

A framed photograph of the suspect in full uniform was found on his wall at home.

A 34-year-old man from Winnie Mandela Zone 5 in Johannesburg was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer, Tembisan reports.

According to Tembisa police communications officer Constable Patricia Mgijima, the Ekurhuleni North Cluster Crime Prevention members received information about the man.

“When the police found him and questioned him, the suspect claimed to be a reservist at Edenvale police, and when the police asked for his appointment certificate, he failed to produce it,” said Mgijima.

The crime prevention members noticed a framed photograph of the suspect in full uniform on the wall and a ceremonial cap hanging on the wall.

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 “They searched the house and found a police uniform, name tags, CVs and identity document copies. The suspect agreed that the CVs belonged to people he had promised to employ as police officers. He had already taken an undisclosed amount of cash from the people, as he claimed to be looking for jobs for them,” Mgijima said.

She said the man was arrested for impersonating a police officer and fraud, and was taken to the Tembisa police station.

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– Caxton News Service

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