According to the Lt. Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the 26 year old man purchased six laptops at a computer shop in Tzaneen by depositing a fraudulent cheque into the account of the seller, Letaba Herald reports.
The suspect send an sms stating that the money was transferred via an EFT bank payment to the shops bank account.
The seller become suspicious and called the police.
A trap was setup by the Tzaneen police Tekkie Squad led by Station Commander Brig. Thomas Shingange.
‘The suspect sent a courier vehicle to collect the laptops on his behalf. He later went to go and collect the laptops at the delivery point were he was then arrested,’ Ngoepe said.
The suspect will appear before the Magistrate Court on Monday on charges of fraud.
Police investigations are continuing.
– Caxton News Service.