A 37 year old man appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court today on fraud related charges involving defrauding a car dealership at approximately R300 000. It is alleged that in March 2019 the accused, Mhlonipheni Ndlovu submitted fraudulent payslips and bank statements when applying for vehicle finance in Booysens for a Toyota Corolla Quest purchase.
The bank’s forensic investigation team revealed that the vehicle finance application was initially declined but later approved, and it discovered that Mr Ndlovu collected and continued on paying the monthly instalments as required by the bank. Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Johannesburg charged Ndlovu for fraud after handing himself in accompanied by his legal representative today and subsequently appeared in court.
Furthermore, the 37 year old man was granted a R3000 bail and the case is postponed to 01 October this year for docket disclosure.