South Africa 7.8.2013 09:00 am

‘Magistrate’ cons people out of money

The pair had been charged with stock theft.
Photo: Supplied

The pair had been charged with stock theft. Photo: Supplied

A man who posed as a magistrate allegedly conned a number of people in Benoni, Ekurhuleni out of thousands of rands.

Sisa Pangeni is alleged to have charged people R9 100 to get them jobs at the Benoni Magistrate’s Court.

“He operated outside the court between March and June, and has thus far conned 11 people,” said police spokesman Lt Nomsa Sekele. He gave people an account number to deposit money into.

Police applied under Section 205 of the Criminal Act to get hold of a copy of his identity document from the bank.

The address they were given led them to a house in Vanderbijlpark, in the Vaal Triangle.

“The police, however, found a new house owner who knew no-thing about Pangeni,” said Sekele.

Anyone who might have any information is urged to contact investigating officer Frans Madubanya on 083-358-1251.

 

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